PFF scouting profile: Dakota Gordon, FB, San Diego State

Mike Renner and the PFF draft crew break down the game of San Diego State FB Dakota Gordon.

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PFF scouting profile: Dakota Gordon, FB, San Diego State

Below is the PFF draft profile for San Diego State FB Dakota Gordon, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.

Position fit:


Stat to know:

Highest-graded fullback in the FBS each of the past two seasons

What he does best:

–A bulldog of a fullback. Never saw a block he didn’t want to finish. Explosive on first contact

–Knack for hanging onto a block on the rare occasion he’s lost on first contact.

–Ran pro-style run concepts (inside/outside zone, power) at San Diego State. Great vision to correctly find his gap and defender even when moving across the formation

Biggest concern:

–Offers little in the way of positional diversity. Can’t play tight end and might not be a special teamer.

–Very undersized for a fullback at 5-foot-9, 235 pounds. Could get exploited by length in the NFL, especially in pass protection.

–Scheme was made for fullbacks. Had a lot of easy set-ups in the San Diego State offense.

–Ability to change direction mid-sprint isn’t ideal.

Bottom line:

The best lead blocker in this class, period. Unfortunately, Gordon doesn’t offer up much more value than that and he’ll have to go do a team that features a lead blocker heavily to have a shot at making a roster.


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  • Don Elretseo

    Can we get an alphabetical listing of the scouting profiles on the site? Would make this alot easier.