Weight: 185 lbs
40 yard dash: 4.35 (projected)
NFL Comparison: DeSean Jackson
Phillip Dorsett hasn’t had the easiest time at the U. In 2012, he was plagued by drops in major games. In 2013, he tore his ACL, shortening his season and putting his athletic future into question. That being the case, Dorsett still averaged over 20 yards a catch while amassing 871 yards and 10 TDs in 2014. Dorsett isn’t what I’d call a well rounded receiver, and his size isn’t ideal, but he can take the top off of any defense he faces. Legend is, he’s run a 40 in 4.21 seconds, which breaks any Miami time ever recorded. Chances are he won’t hit that at the combine, but Dorsett could easily have the fastest time of any player. In addition to his blinding speed, Dorsett has impressive body control, and he can outmaneuver defenders after the catch with ease.
The smaller receivers usually have it rough in the draft, and Dorsett will likely be no exception, especially with his injury history. I’m speculating a 4th round pick at best. The team that gives him a shot will reap dividends though, as Dorsett can contribute right out of the gate as a situational deep threat and kick returner. His player profile resembles DeSean Jackson, another smallish speedster who can change the course of the game in an instant. Paired with a QB with a big arm, Dorsett can be a weekly candidate to go boom. We love the value he presents in early dynasty drafts and feel he has a chance to really up his up his stock through the process. Let’s just all pray he doesn’t get drafted by the Chiefs.