NFL Draft Spotlight: Dorin Dickerson, TE, Pittsburgh

by Cory J. Bonini on April 12, 2010 @ 00:00:00 PDT

 


Pittsburgh Panthers' Mr. Do-all, Dorin Dickerson, has lined up as a fullback, tight end, wide receiver and linebacker in his football career. His senior season was played mostly at tight end; Dickerson caught 49 passes for 529 yards and scored 10 touchdowns, the school's all-time record for the position.

Strengths

  • Versatility: Creative NFL coaching staffs will have a blast moving him all around the field.
  • Athletic
  • Speed: 4.40 40-yard dash was tops among tight ends at the NFL Scouting Combine
  • Elusive after the catch
  • Above-average hands
  • Good body control - adjusts well to the ball
  • Dedicated
  • Responds well to coaching and accepts all tasks asked of him
  • Upside

Weaknesses

  • Undersized: 6-foot-2, 226 pounds - probably won't be used as a true tight end in the NFL
  • Not a fluid route-runner - needs to improve his footwork
  • Raw, unrefined
  • Blocking needs work
  • Hasn't displayed timed speed running down the seam
  • What position is he?

Expected draft placement

A jack of all trades, Dickerson hasn't mastered any one position. His athleticism and upside will likely land him a spot in the third round of the draft. Dickerson is a project, but if his future team is patient they could have a special player to mold for long-term success.

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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