Defensive end|Clemson|RS Junior
Height:6 feet, 5 inches |Weight:277 pounds
2015:Dodd started all 15 games as a redshirt junior and recorded 62 tackles (44 solo), 23.5 tackles for loss and 12.0 sacks. Dodd was part of a Clemson defense that allowed only 1,879 total rushing yards and 2,816 total passing yards on the season. In the national championship game against Alabama, Dodd tallied 5.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks.
Career:Dodd served as a reserve defensive end for his first three seasons with Clemson. Over four seasons, he started 15 of 39 games played and recorded 83 tackles (53 solo), 26.5 tackles for loss and 12.0 sacks.
40-yard dash: 4.86 seconds
*Dodd suffered an injury while running the 40-yard dash and did not complete any other on-field drills at the combine.
Summary:Dodd is an extremely hard worker who always seems to be right in the action of every play. According to NFL.com's Lance Zierlein, Dodd has an "NFL-ready frame" and will make an immediate impact for a prospective team. Although Dodd did not come out as highly touted as his teammate, Shaq Lawson, he capitalized on receiving a starting nod in 2015 and turned plenty of heads.
"Overall, Dodd doesn't have a lot of experience, but he has all of the tools to be a double-digit sack artist at the next level," NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said.
Dodd posted 23.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks, finishing just behind All-American Lawson in the categories (25.5 and 12.5, respectively). Conference coaches gave him honorable mention All-ACC honors for his efforts.
Dodd started at Hargrave Military Academy for the 2011 season before transferring to Clemson. Dodd held a reserve role behind the Tigers talented defensive line for three seasons before becoming a full-time starter in 2015. During the 2013 season, Dodd played four games before suffering a season-ending injury and receiving a medical redshirt.
Stacking up:NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks ranked Dodd as the number four defensive end in his pre-combine position rankings. His counterpart Mike Mayock ranked Dodd as the number five defensive end prior to the combine but removed him from his top-5 list completely following the combine. Daniel Jeremiah ranked Dodd 17th overall in his 50 top draft prospects after the combine.
Pro Day participation:After tweaking his hamstring during the combine and foregoing all on-field drills after the 40-yard dash, Dodd participated in Clemson's Pro Day on March 10. Dodd's results from the day are as follows:
40-Yard dash: 4.86 seconds
Vertical jump: 30.5 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 2 inches
20-yard shuttle: 4.44 seconds
3-cone drill: 7.18 seconds
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