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11/22/17 - LT Dion Dawkins was sick on Wednesday and was held out of work.
06/14/17 - OL Dion Dawkins, a rookie second-round pick, has been getting most of the first-team reps in minicamp. Dawkins played the bulk of his 44-game college career at Temple as a left tackle, but scouts pegged him as a guard in the NFL. When the Bills picked him, though, they believed he could play either tackle spot, and ultimately, Dawkins could bump Jordan Mills from his starting job as right tackle.
03/03/17 - 2017 NFL Combine, Day 2 Takeaways: 1. Utah’s Asiata, Temple’s Dawkins set high bar in bench press...Bench press numbers are not the greatest barometer for future success in the NFL for offensive linemen, but gaudy numbers do suggest that a player possesses an NFL work ethic. Offensive linemen showing off their strength in the bench press was the first athletic testing to be completed at the 2017 NFL combine, and the results produced some early winners, including Utah’s Isaac Asiata. The Utes lineman led all of Thursday’s competitors with 35 repetitions of 225 pounds, narrowly beating out TCU’s Aviante Collins, Texas A&M’s Jermaine Eluemunor and Western Kentucky’s Forrest Lamp, who each managed to push up the bar successfully 34 times. Though Temple’s Dion Dawkins registered “just” 26 repetitions, scouts will note that no one pushed up the bar more with arms as long as his (35 inches). Top-rated offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk eased questions about his size (6-feet-6, 310 pounds) and strength (25 repetitions with 33 3/4-inch arms), the same length as Asiata’s. - Rob Rang & Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
03/01/17 - 2017 NFL Combine, Wednesday takeaways: 5. Other discrepancies between Senior Bowl and combine weigh-ins...For offensive linemen, arm length is extremely important. NFL teams are looking for certain thresholds, and Lamp wasn’t the only prospect with inconsistent numbers from Mobile to Indy. Temple’s Dion Dawkins is now at 35-inch arms (3/8-inch more than Mobile). Bucknell’s Julie’n Davenport is now at 36 1/2-inch arms (1/2-inch more than Mobile). Troy’s Antonio Garcia is now at 33 3/8-inch arms (1/2-inch more than Mobile). Garcia also came in at 302 pounds, a nine-pound increase from his 293 weigh-in at the Senior Bowl. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/31/17 - 2017 SENIOR BOWL: HERE ARE THE TOP 10 WINNERS FROM PRACTICE WEEK: Dion Dawkins, OG, Temple (6-4, 317)...A college left tackle, Dawkins lined up almost exclusively at left guard during the week and performed very well. There are definitely some mechanical issues he needs to clean up, but rushers were simply unable to get past him due to foot quickness, power and a nasty edge. Dawkins looked very comfortable at the new position this week. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/18/16 - 2016 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OT Dion Dawkins, Temple, Sr., Rahway, N.J./Rahway,...Dawkins was awarded first-team honors after earning second-team recognition a year ago. The senior led the way as Temple produced the only pair of running backs (Thomas and Ryquell Armstead) to rush for 800 yards and 12 touchdowns each. - Temple Football
12/08/15 - 2015 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM (COACHES): OT Dion Dawkins, Temple, Jr.,...Junior OL Dion Dawkins on being named second-team all-conference: "First of all, I feel good because my running back made it, and that's the big thing because the O-line protects the running backs. It feels really good to be noticed and to know that since I'm trusting the coaching, it's paying off, and that's going to lead to something great in the future. On taking over the leadership from Kyle Friend next season: "I plan to take whatever I'm coached, take the next step, and to help the young guys become all-conference and to be the best player they can possibly become." - Temple Football
03/18/15 - Temple suspends starting OL, reserve DL after assault charges...Temple suspended two players, including one starter, after their involvement in a fight resulted in aggravated assault charges. Starting offensive lineman Dion Dawkins and defensive lineman Haason Reddick, both 20, surrendered to authorities late Monday and were released on bail. They have a hearing set for March 31. WPVI-TV in Philadelphia is reporting that the victim in the fight, which took place on Jan. 17 at a party in Philadelphia's Northern Liberties section, is a Temple student and suffered a concussion and broken orbital bone.
Temple responded with an official statement: Temple University is aware of allegations of improper conduct by two of its student-athletes at an off-campus location in January. The university has, and will continue, to fully cooperate with the Philadelphia Police Department in its investigation and will take appropriate actions outlined in the Student Conduct Code. The two students have been suspended from football team activities pending further investigation. Dawkins started on the offensive line last season and Reddick played in nine games for the Owls. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com