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Marshall senior TE Gator Hoskins caught six passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 31-20 win over Maryland.

Hoskins is a very intriguing Joker/H-back talent in the mold of Charles Clay. We don't see him as a traditional inline tight end, but expect teams to move Hoskins around the formation. The senior recorded 50 catches for 821 yards and 15 touchdowns this year.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 11:07:00 AM

Marshall junior QB Rakeem Cato completed 28-of-44 passes for 337 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Friday's 31-20 Military Bowl victory over Maryland.

Cato and future NFL TE Gator Hoskins (six receptions for 104 yards and two touchdowns) shredded Maryland's porous secondary. NFL.com's Gil Brandt wrote earlier this year that Cato "reminds me a little bit of Russell Wilson." Cato is sub 6-foot and sub 200-pounds, but his arm is strong enough that he could be given an NFL look after next season. Cato, who has thrown for more than 8,000 yards over the past two seasons, will be one of the nation's best non-BCS players in 2014.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Marshall and Maryland will play in the Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman on Dec. 27.

Marshall tight end Gator Hoskins projects as a Joker or H-back type receiver in the NFL. Maryland linebacker Marcus Whitfield is another worth watching.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Marshall senior TE Gator Hoskins caught four passes for 26 yards and a touchdown int he school's 59-28 win over ECU.

Hoskins has hauled in 13 touchdowns this season and remains one of the top H-back/Joker options in the country. he doesn't receiver a lot of credit, but expect Hoskins to earn a Shrine or Senior Bowl invitation.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 05:23:00 PM

Marshall junior QB Rakeem Cato completed 33-of-58 passes for 456 yards, five touchdowns and one interception in Thursday's 45-34 victory over Tulsa.

Marshall overcame five turnovers (four fumbles) to complete a fourth quarter comeback. Cato has passed for more than 215 yards in every contest this season and thrown for at least three touchdown passes in four consecutive games. Cato is sub 6-foot and sub 200-pounds, but his arm is strong enough that he could be given an NFL look after next season. At 5-1, Marshall is now tied for first place in the Conference USA East Division with East Carolina.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:43:00 PM

Marshall junior QB Rakeem Cato completed 14-of-20 passes for 276 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's 56-14 blowout of UAB.

The Thundering Herd improve to 6-3; 4-1 in Conference USA. Cato has passed for more than 215 yards and thrown for at least one touchdown in all nine games. He's posted a pretty 23/6 TD/INT in 2013. NFL.com's Gil Brandt wrote earlier this year that Cato "reminds me a little bit of Russell Wilson." Cato is sub 6-foot and sub 200-pounds, but his arm is strong enough that he could be given an NFL look after next season.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 07:36:00 PM

Marshall junior QB Rakeem Cato completed 19-of-35 passes for 235 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Thursday's wild 51-49 loss to Middle Tennessee State.

Cato and the Thundering Herd stormed back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter before Logan Kilgore hit Tavarres Jefferson with a nine-yard touchdown strike as the clock expired. Marshall had a reason to gripe, however: The referees called the game after the touchdown instead of making MTSU attempt an extra point. If Marshall had blocked the kick and returned it the other way, they could have forced overtime.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 12:07:00 AM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt wrote that Marshall junior QB Rakeem Cato "reminds me a little bit of Russell Wilson."

"But I don't think he's as good as the Seahawks quarterback," Brandt wrote of the sub 6-foot Cato. "He moves around a lot and has a strong arm. He's a guy right now that would definitely be drafted if he were to come out (he's a true junior). Definitely is a prospect, but it would be smart for him to stay in school with all the quarterbacks coming out this year." Brandt doesn't rank underclassmen this early in the season, but he believes Alabama's A.J. McCarron is the No. 1 senior quarterback, followed by Stephen Morris, Tajh Boyd, Aaron Murray and David Fales.
Source: NFL.com
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 02:44:00 PM

Patriots selected Marshall WR Aaron Dobson with the No. 59 overall pick.

The Patriots have a terrible track record of drafting receivers under Bill Belichick, but will hope Dobson can be an immediate contributor on the outside. Dobson (6-3, 210) is a long-armed (33") and sure-handed sleeper to make an early impact in the pros. His stats don't jump off the page — his senior-year line was 57/679/11.9/3 — but Dobson did not drop a single pass amongst 92 targets and ran forty times of 4.42 and 4.44 at his Pro Day. Provided he can shake the voodoo of past Pats draft failures, he could make an immediate impact in Tom Brady's offense.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 08:28:00 PM

Marshall WR Aaron Dobson was credited with a drop percentage of zero on 92 targets, according to STATS Inc.

Many thought highly of Dobson prior to the 2012 season, and part of that was likely due to his highlight reel catches. However, the Marshall receiver missed some time due to injury and didn't always make his presence felt when healthy. This statistic point out his consistency on catchable passes, however.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 11:07:00 AM

Marshall WR Aaron Dobson recorded a 4.42 and 4.44 forty at the school's pro day.

The Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles were in attendance. Dobson recorded a 4.29 in the short shuttle and ran the three-cone drill in 7.2 seconds. He also put up the bar 16 bench press reps. The wideout made some highlight reel catches and should be a third day selection.
Source: NFL.com
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 10:12:00 AM

The Sideline View's Lance Zierlein listed Marshall WR Aaron Dobson as a potential target for the Houston Texans.

"I could have plugged Quintin Patton from La. Tech in here, but I think Dobson is the better fit and can be had potentially at the end of the 2nd round," Zierlein writes. "He has great size and I see his skill set being a good fit for the Texans boot-action scheme." Dobson slipped off of radars during the season but seems to be popping back up. ESPN's Mel Kiper recently named Dobson as a sleeper for the first round.
Source: Chron.com
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 05:24:00 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper suggests that Marshall WR Aaron Dobson is a sleeper to be drafted late in the first round this April.

Kiper described Dobson as "a guy people are not talking about who could emerge maybe in late first round, or in the second-round discussion." Dobson has been invited to this year's Senior Bowl and will show his wares in Mobile (AL) next week. Injured for three games in 2012, Dobson managed just 57 catches for 679 yards and three touchdowns as a senior. He scored 12 touchdowns in 2011.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:14:00 PM

Marshall WR Aaron Dobson will attend the Senior Bowl in January.

Dobson is best known for his highlight reel endzone grabs, but he has the vertical speed and ups to be a nice downfield target. One on one receiver and corne rmatchups are among the best drills during the event.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 01:31:00 PM

Marshall senior WR Aaron Dobson registered 10 catches for 128 yards against Tulsa on Saturday.

Dobson had a long catch of 31 yards, and despite somewhat of a low year in terms of production, we still consider him the top senior outside receiver. He can really go up and get the ball and consistently makes difficult catches, but Dobson could be a much better player if he did the simple things better, like tighten up his underneath routes.
Sun, Oct 7, 2012 11:42:00 AM


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