Phillip Dorsett Scouting Report

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Sep 13, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Phillip Dorsett (4) makes a catch in front of Arkansas State Red Wolves defensive back Money Hunter (27) during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Book on Dorsett

If you watch college football at all, you know the thing that Dorsett is known for is his speed. The scouting world is gushing over his bone-outs (speed) as he blows by opposing corners with ease. They use terms like “easy acceleration” or “effortless speed” because his track background makes it look effortless.

The scouting world also likes his agility to make people miss to make big plays running after the catch. He has a return background so that would definitely be what helps him after the catch. Then there’s the underrated but important skill of tracking the deep ball because you can’t make the play without it.

What they don’t like is his 5’9″, 183-pound size and assumed lack of strength to go to the next level. And of course, there’s the bad-hands label that he got from 2012 that still follows him today. Then understandably, the scouting world has to ask questions about his MCL and make sure he checks out there.

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