Phillip Dorsett Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||5-10 - 185 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||Second Round|
2015 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami
Coming out of high school in Florida, Dorsett was highly recruited as a wide receiver, having won a 5A State Championship. He was also recorded as having run a 4.4 forty yard dash, as well as a 36.5 inch vertical jump.
During his senior season in 2014, Dorsett recorded 36 receptions for 871 yards and ten touchdowns. He was limited in his production as a junior due to injury, but started games as early as his true freshman season. He has averaged over 25 yards per reception since becoming a full time starter as a sophomore.
At the Scouting Combine Dorsett was officially clocked in the forty at 4.33. He was recorded as running a 4.27 at his Pro Day, which would put him right there with Chris Johnson for the fastest time recorded in the digital clocking era. He put up 13 reps at 225 pounds on the bench press, which demonstrates sufficient strength, and has a top notch vertical leap at 38 inches.
Dorsett is an elite speed receiver who primarily uses his speed to beat opposing defensive backs over the top. He clearly has a second gear that few opposing defenders can match once he gets into the open field. While his speed is his biggest asset, his size is his biggest liability. Dorsett will have trouble getting off jams at the NFL level, and is probably best suited playing out of the slot.
Dorsett tends to avoid contact, and leaves yards on the field by running out of bounds instead of attacking defenders. Dorsett worked to eliminate the drops that plagued him early in his career, but still catches too many passes with his body. Despite his elite speed and quickness, Dorsett was surprisingly a non-factor at Miami as a kick and punt returner.
Dorsett projects as a true big play wide receiver for teams looking for somebody to take the top off of opposing defenses. Dorsett should be no worse than a mid-second round pick, and could even be selected in the later part of the first round given his elite speed and upside.