Dec 31, 2014; Atlanta , GA, USA; TCU Horned Frogs linebacker Paul Dawson (47) sacks Mississippi Rebels quarterback Bo Wallace (14) during the second quater in the 2014 Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles/CFA Peach Bowl via USA TODAY Sports
3. Paul Dawson, LB (TCU)
This is a linebacker who will be taken in the second round, but he may be a draft steal. Dawson has rare sideline to sideline speed and he is good in coverage. His speed also comes into play as a blitzing force to be reckoned with.
There are some character concerns, and he is not a textbook tackler, though athleticism wins out in the NFL. With a little maturing and some tough love coaching, he can be a flat out dominant force in the middle of any defense.
Dawson is a hard-hitting, high motor player who will make plays all over the field. He has all the power you would expect from a middle linebacker, but he has more athletic ability than the NFL is used to.
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