Riley Dixon is the greatest football player in the history of the Syracuse Orange program.
I think we can all agree on that.
Sadly, those outside of the community (except for the LSU Tigers) aren't quite up to speed on the greatness that our perpetual Heisman hopeful possesses. Dixon has been spending a lot of time in front of NFL writers and NFL scouts as he prepares for the Senior Bowl and eventually the NFL Combine. And those people have taken notice of what we've known all along...
First Senior Bowl tweet about a punter. Some bombs from Cuse punter Riley Dixon here at practice.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) January 27, 2016
There was a punter for the north squad, Syracuse's Riley Dixon who was booming his kicks. Very impressive leg.— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) January 28, 2016
Rare for Punters to steal the show, but Riley Dixon really turned some heads today. At 6'5"/220 you can see where he gets the power— Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) January 28, 2016
Some world-class holds right now from Syracuse P Riley Dixon. #SeniorBowl— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) January 27, 2016
Syracuse P Riley Dixon looks really good. Ripped.— Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) January 26, 2016
Add Mel Kiper Jr. to the list of Riley Lovers as the draft guru has put Riley at No. 2 on his punter draft board and No. 4 among kick specialists. Not sure who he could have ranked ahead of Dixon but we assume it's only because he hasn't actually stood in Riley's presence yet. Once he feels the awesome power of Dixonmania, he'll move him to No. 1.
In the mean time, kick on, Riley, kick on.