Angle of Pursuit: Phillip Dorsett

Phillip Dorsett

Phillip Dorsett – University of Miami

Height: 5’10”, Weight: 185 pounds

Comp: Antonio Brown lite

Positives

  • An explosive playmaker
  • Very dangerous with the ball in his hands
  • Great short area quickness
  • Has long speed
  • Plays bigger than his size indicates
  • Able to leap over the backs of defenders to make the contested catch
  • Great lateral agility
  • Tracks the deep ball well
  • Very competitive in traffic
  • Fearless over the middle
  • Adjust well to the ball in the air
  • Works great in the screen game
  • Added value as a kick returner with its world-class speed

Concerns

There are a few concerns when it comes to Phillip Dorsett as an NFL prospect. He is still a little weak on his routes, as he tends to round them off and has some wasted movement in and out of this cuts. He almost seems to be stumped when his first move isn’t successful. Physical corners tend to give Dorsett trouble, causing him to get flustered especially against bump-and-run coverage. From time to time, he is known to get a case of the dropsies.

Dennis Digs Deeper

I don’t like to discriminate against smaller receivers. You hear so many analysts, including myself, talk about a large frame and size/speed guys who are red zone targets. You start to associate that size with production, which can be a mistake. Six out of the top 10 fantasy receivers last year were 6 feet tall and under. They were Antonio Brown, Randall Cobb, T.Y. Hilton, Emmanuel Sanders, Odell Beckham Jr, and Jeremy Maclin. This bias can cost you on drafting great players. The greats come in all shapes and sizes.

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