No they do not play the same position. Heck, they don't even play on the same side of the ball. But one has to wonder if Johnnie Dixon can follow the path of Marshon Lattimore. Lattimore came in as a highly touted recruit in 2014 (No.52 recruit according to 247sports), who many thought would play right away and help a pass defense which struggled, to say the least, during the 2013 campaign. However, hamstring issues plagued him, and caused him to not see significant playing time until his 3rd year in Columbus. Of course, that 3rd year was so good that he is now a projected Top 10 pick in the upcoming draft.
Dixon, who also came in as a highly touted recruit (No.76 according to 247sports) in 2014, has had his fair share of injury problems as well. Knee problems and tendinitis have kept his sidelined thus far in his career. Now healthy, he showed plenty of potential last Saturday during the Spring Game catching 6 passes for 108 yards and 2 TD's. This production would be a very welcome addition to a receiving core that struggled during the course of last season.
Here's to hoping that Johnnie, now healthy, can make an instant impact the way that Marshon did once he got healthy.