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Phillip Dorsett | Wide Receiver

Team: Miami (FL) Hurricanes
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 195

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NFL Media's Curtis Conway believes Miami WR Phillip Dorsett could be a good fit with the Colts, provided they don't invest a first-rounder in him.
"You talk about a good fit with with T.Y. (Hilton), can you imagine? Both of these speed demons out there on an island? You can't put a safety in the box to cover the run game, which means that will open up your run game," Conway said. "You get a Phillip Dorsett out there man to man, you're not gong to have a safety in the box. I like him, not right away in the first round, but maybe in the third round, I see Phillip Dorsett being a really good piece for that offense." Unfortunately, Dorsett likely won't be available in stanza three. He ranks No. 47 on Daniel Jeremiah's Top 50, and ESPN's Mel Kiper wrote recently that Dorsett is "clearly in the Round 1 mix." Mar 7 - 5:21 PM
Source: NFL.com

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ESPN's Mel Kiper believes Miami WR Phillip Dorsett has "star" written all over him.

"Great speed. Tremendously explosive," Kiper says. Dorsett certainly shines in one area, and that is straight line speed. He can stretch out a defense in that area. A question is if you can count on him to win underneath and when contested. He might be a role player in our eyes, which there is nothing wrong with, but Kiper recently said Dorsett is clearly in the first-round mix.
Source: ESPN
Mar 5 - 11:26 AM

Miami WR Phillip Dorsett is "now clearly in the Round 1 mix," according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.

"Having 4.33 speed can move you up on a lot of boards, but Dorsett isn't just a track star -- he's a capable receiver and can help a team out immediately," Kiper wrote. The 5-foot-9 5/8, 183-pound Dorsett has apparently run as fast as 4.21 in training. As we like to remind readers, though: Don't count the speed into his evaluation twice. It's already a focal point of his game tape.
Mar 1 - 9:10 PM

Chicago Tribune's Matt Bowen feels Miami WR Phillip Dorsett would be a good option for the Bears, who "need to add some game-breaking speed that creates opportunities for explosive plays."

"Dorsett doesn't have elite size at 5-10, 185 pounds and needs to develop his route running. He's a little raw. But man, this guy can fly. And the Bears need to add some game-breaking speed that creates opportunities for explosive plays. Dorsett projects as second-round pick," Bowen wrote. With Dorsett seen as vertical-threat, he could add a much needed option to enhance the Bears' passing attack. The Miami prospect has the kind of wheels to keep opposing safeties in check.
Feb 26 - 3:31 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline reports that the New York Jets and the Green Bay Packers were showing heavy interest in Miami WR Phillip Dorsett at the combine.

"It was bandied about the internet the New York Jets spent a significant amount of time with Philip Dorsett. I can confirm this to be true. Besides the Jets the other team who has taking a liking to the speedy wide out are the Green Bay Packers," Pauline wrote. The Packers and the Jets both have needs at the wide receiver position, with Randall Cobb and Percy Harvin potentially out the door. The Hurricane prospect could be a nice weapon as a vertical threat at the next level.
Feb 23 - 2:24 PM

Miami WR Phillip Dorsett ran an "unofficial" 4.33 forty with a 1.54 ten yard split.

We knew Dorsett had this kind of long speed, it is already a focal point of his evaluation. We would advise not to count it twice. That is not to say Dorsett's speed is not impressive. He will use it to stretch coverage downfield and get vertical.
Feb 21 - 10:14 AM

Miami WR Phillip Dorsett debuted at No. 45 on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's board.

"Dorsett is an undersized wideout with rare burst and speed," Jeremiah wrote. "He defeats press coverage with his quickness and he quickly eats up cushion when cornerbacks play off coverage. He is an easy/fluid route runner and he explodes at the top of his stem. He tracks the ball naturally down the field and he doesn't shy away from balls in traffic. He has a couple extension drops, but his hands are solid. After the catch, he isn't very elusive or powerful, but if he gets a crease he can run away from everybody on the field. Overall, this player lacks ideal size and physicality, but he's a valuable weapon in the vertical passing game." Dorsett will run one of the fastest 40 times at the combine. He's hoping to break the 4.3 barrier. Doing so would put him in the Round 1 discussion.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 18 - 11:35 PM

Miami WR Phillip Dorsett "was the fastest player at the Senior Bowl, and it wasn't even all that close," writes ESPN's Todd McShay.

Dorsett is the odds-on favorite to clock the fastest 40-yard dash time at the combine. "He really turned some heads with his speed [at the Senior Bowl]," McShay wrote. "His production doesn't quite match up to that of many of the other top wide receivers in this class, but a great 40 time and good all-around workout could push him ahead of several of those guys on teams' draft boards." Dorsett recently said that "anything under 4.3" is his goal in the 40.
Feb 17 - 7:50 PM

One NFC scout believes Miami's Phillip Dorsett "will be a good No. 2 WR."

This was during a conversation with the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson. In fact, the scout believes Dorsett "could start as a slot guy now." That is extremely high praise, especially for a receiver who works best when using his vertical speed to get downfield. We do not think Dorsett consistently won in other areas of the field, but he did showcase more underneath skills at Senior Bowl practices. Dorsett will run one of the fastest 40s in Indy.
Feb 16 - 10:17 AM

Miami WR Phillip Dorsett says that "anything under 4.3" is his goal in the combine 40.

Ambitious goals for the burner, who CBS Sports' Dane Brugler calls "the favorite to burn up the track and run the fastest 40-yard dash at Lucas Oil Stadium." The 5-foot-9 5/8, 183-pound Dorsett previously told ESPN that his best forty time in training was 4.21, a time that would break Chris Johnson’s record of 4.24 seconds. ESPN.com's Mel Kiper recently mocked Dorsett to the Seahawks at No. 31.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 12 - 9:17 PM

ESPN.com's Mel Kiper mocked Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett to the Seahawks at No. 31.

"Dorsett would offer Seattle something they simply don't have on the roster right now, which is a player who can consistently create space with quickness in the passing game," Kiper wrote. "The Seahawks are simply far too reliant on Russell Wilson's ability to extend plays and allow wide receivers time to get open, and Dorsett is a Porsche in terms of acceleration and the ability to start fast and stop quickly. He also can beat you deep if you let him to run in a straight line." The 5-foot-9 5/8, 183-pound Dorsett expects to run a 4.3 40-yard dash at the combine in February, though he told ESPN recently that his best forty time in training was 4.21, a time that would break Chris Johnson’s record of 4.24 seconds.
Feb 12 - 12:42 AM

Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett "40 time might end up being the fastest at the combine," speculates NFL.com.

"Still, as fast as he is, he never was a dominant college receiver, finishing with 121 career catches, albeit at 17.6 yards per catch and with 21 TDs; Amari Cooper had 124 catches this season alone," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "Still, expect Dorsett to excite scouts in the 40 and other drills." Colleague Daniel Jeremiah called him "probably ... the fastest player in this entire draft class." The 5-foot-9 5/8, 183-pounds Dorsett has 4.3 wheels.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 11 - 10:48 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein notes that Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett "takes the top off the defense and throws it in the trash."

"Takes the top off the defense and throws it in the trash. Elite explosiveness. Gets to top speed quickly and is a seamless glider on crossing routes, leaving man-to-man defenses in his wake," Zierlein wrote. The Hurricanes prospect was easily the fastest player at the Senior Bowl, and put on a show for evaluators recently. It's been said that Dorsett's best forty time in training was a 4.21, and he'll have a shot at breaking Chris Johnson's record 4.24 forty time at the combine. While Dorsett showcases explosive straight-line speed, he can also can get in and out of breaks quickly, and does a great job staying under control with his routes.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 11 - 3:40 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis observes that Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett is "able to make contested catches, despite his size," which "bodes well as he moves to next level."

"A panel of scouts selected Dorsett as the Practice Player of the Week among wide receivers at the Senior Bowl, and I thought he deserved the award. He's able to make contested catches, despite his size, and obviously that bodes well as he moves to next level. He's not going to rely on his speed alone," Davis wrote. The 5-foot-9 5/8, 183-pounds Dorsett has 4.3 wheels. The Hurricanes' burner has said he molds his game after Steelers WR Antonio Brown and Ravens WR Steve Smith.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 5 - 2:19 PM

Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett is "more than just a vertical receiver and has the blazing feet and stop-start to beat zone coverage for big plays," according to NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

" Mind-boggling big-play production, with half of his catches going for 25-plus yards in 2014. More than just a vertical receiver and has the blazing feet and stop-start to beat zone coverage for big plays," Zierlein wrote. The 5-foot-9 5/8, 183-pounds Dorsett has 4.3 wheels. The Hurricanes' prospect has said he molds his game after Steelers WR Antonio Brown and Ravens WR Steve Smith. Zierlein noted that Dorsett "gets to top speed quickly and is a seamless glider on crossing routes, leaving man-to-man defenses in his wake."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 3 - 3:25 PM