Vikings Sign G Dakota Dozier, Two From AAF #April_2019April 6, 2019
The Minnesota Vikings made their second addition of the week to their offensive guard depth, signing former New York Jets guard Dakota Dozier to a one-year deal on Thursday.
The way he coaches guys on the field, corrections in the meeting room, just really got a good vibe from him.”
Dozier got more than 25 percent of snaps in just one game in 2018, playing left guard in Week 13 against the Titans.
Isolating just the games in which Dozier played 30 percent or more of offensive snaps, his best season analytically came in 2016 when he ranked 18th amongst guards in Weeks 15-17, per Pro Football Focus.
Finally, his 2018 start was ranked 57th out of all guards in Week 13.
Dozier also dabbled at fullback for the final four weeks of 2018, playing 21 snaps in the backfield after some collaboration with Dennison and offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates.
[Bates] and Dennison reached out to me and said, ‘Hey, we want you to try and do this.’ Got to work that week and started learning the formations I needed to know.
The Vikings weren’t done roster-building this week as they acquired two players from the San Antonio Commanders of the now-defunct Alliance of American Football league.
Smith was the highest-graded defensive player in the AAF for his work at safety.
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