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2015 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami

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Dorsett is a blur off the line of scrimmage. Can he help the Giants?

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In his post-season press conference, New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese stated a need for speed on the Giants. Phillip Dorsett is the very definition of that, as he's an absolute whirlwind playing wide receiver for the Miami Hurricanes. What spot can he play and would he be a fit for the New York Giants?

Pros

- Rumored 4.2 speed. Ultra fast.

- Smooth and agile route runner. Explosive out of his breaks.

- Can track the deep ball very well.

- Has some wiggle to break free of defensive backs

- Versatility as a runner, receiver, and of course, as a special teamer.

Cons

- Can have drops.

- Catch radius isn't elite.

- Diminutive at 5-foot-10, 183 pounds.

- Downfield blocking is not good.

- Inconsistent when it comes to contested catches

Does He Fit With The Giants?

Yes. He's a great fit for the Ben McAdoo offense. I simply say that because he can be a great gadget player, running flea flickers, end arounds, and jet sweeps. He gives the Giants another deep threat and can play both the "X" and the "Y" in the offense. He'd have plenty of chances with Odell Beckham and (fingers crossed) Victor Cruz opening things up for him. I don't even have to mention the opportunities he'd get with our league worst special teams.

Prospect Video

Big Board Rankings

Big Blue View - Not in top 100

Mocking The Draft - 92

CBS Sports - 85

Draft Tek - 218

Final Thoughts

Dorsett doesn't have the catch radius or body control to be considered a "Desean Jackson" but the upside is certainly there. How could it not be with his hands and his deep speed? Right now I think he's mostly a gadget player and a situational deep threat, but there have been plenty of players who have carved out important roles in that regard. Just look at Kenny Stills down in New Orleans. He's a mid round player for me that could potentially go as high as the mid- to late- third round if a team thinks he's got some "Mike Wallace" to him.