"He's very athletic," Eric DeCosta, director of player personnel, said of Dickson. "He ran a sub-4.6 [40-yard dash] at the combine. He can stretch the field, he has good hands, he's a big target. I think he's got loads of promise as a tight end. He's often detached from the line of scrimmage, but we think he's a three-down tight end. And he's got a great guy to learn from in Todd Heap."