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Myles Dorn could be a safety sleeper pick

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Hogs Haven takes a look at 2020 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins

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Myles Dorn, S
School: UNC | Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior | Age: 21(?)
Height / Weight: 6’2” / 205 lbs
Projected Draft Status: Round 7 or UDFA
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Career Statistics:

Player Overview

As a freshman, Dorn appeared in all 13 games for UNC as a safety. By his sophomore season, he started all 12 games at safety, and was third on the team in tackles (71) and tied for the team lead with 2 INTs. During his junior season, he started 8 games at safety, but suffered a knee injury that cut his season short by six weeks. He had originally planned to go into the draft after his junior season, but the injury brought him back to UNC for one final year.

In his senior season, he started all 13 games at safety and was an honorable mention All-ACC selection. He was again third on the team with 83 tackles, and he led the team with 6 passes defensed.

Strengths

  • Could be immediate contributor on special teams.
  • Solid open field tackler.
  • Can play free safety, strong safety, or nickel.
  • Good ability to read QBs.
  • Has strong ability to diagnose plays.

Weaknesses

  • Doesn’t have ideal speed.
  • Can be over-aggressive at times, and caught out of position.
  • Needs to be more patient and less instinctive at the next level.

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How He Would Fit

Dorn, like several other safety prospects profiled here, is characterized by his ability to play any of several roles in the secondary. There seems to be general agreement that he would be best in a free safety role, bringing up the back of the defense, but he’s also capable of playing in the box and as a nickel. Dorn is a likely late round draft pick or UDFA, so folks shouldn’t expect miracles from him, but he seems like solid depth with upside, if he can be taught to be a bit more patient in letting plays develop. His lack of top notch speed has, at times, been tempered by his aggressiveness, but if he wants to make it in the NFL, he’s going to have to improve the mental portion of his game in order to better amplify his average athletic talents.