Pick 58: Seahawks select Dion Dawkins, OT Temple
The Seahawks need to continue to add to their offensive line, and Dawkins is overflowing with potential. A three-year starter at left tackle, scouts are having a tough time agreeing if his best fit is at tackle or guard.
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Dawkins posses the necessary size and length to play tackle, but his sloppy technique leads some to believe he would be better suited to play inside. He looks like a left tackle on tape, though he can be susceptible to the speed rush. Some of those concerns can be negated by his 35-inch arms, although he does get “grabby” when beat.
Dawkins profiles more at right tackle than left. He is a powerful force in the run game, but is viewed by some as a “waist bender”. In layman’s terms, he doesn’t always utilize his strength by getting lower than his man.
Whether he is a tackle or guard at the next level remains to be seen, but the Seahawks need to add talent to the offensive line, regardless of the position he plays.