Ranking the Top 10 Rookie Wide Receivers

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Sep 7, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Phillip Dorsett (4) scores untouched against the Florida Gators during the first half of the game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

10. Phillip Dorsett (Round 2-3) – Miami 

Just like many Miami University prospects, Phillip Dorsett is a true track star. He posted a 4.33 time at the combine, giving him the second fastest time in the class. Its hard not to like what his tape has to offer too. He makes plays out of short and intermediate passes by being elusive and can hit home runs with the deep balls.

However, I worry about the smaller, faster wide receivers unless they are drafted to an elite pass oriented team. Dorsett reminds me of Tavon Austin, who hasn’t been able to get the most out of his potential because of his surrounding in St. Louis. On the other hand, Brandin Cooks, another comparable to Dorsett, last year was excellent due to being Drew Brees’ favorite target with Jimmy Graham banged up.

The Texans aren’t like the New Orleans Saints at all though and don’t have a quarterback anywhere near Drew Brees. Phillip Dorsett wouldn’t be properly utilized in this offense and a main reason why he is listed as 10th on this list. Another team will benefit by drafting Dorsett in the second or third round come May.