'Why Jahan Dotson?'
In the mold of Darnell Mooney -- meshed with the sure-handedness of T.Y Hilton
Capabilities at the line of scrimmage & transition success
While he has shown that he can get pushed around by bigger corners, he has also shown the ability to redirect path at the line.
Pairs well with his radius & catch concentration.
His combination of suddenness and an advanced understanding of leverage makes him tough to cover as a boundary receiver.
Baits corners well, and has the speed to threaten vertically.
Really impressive on in-breakers.
Dependable on key downs - able to get to his spot with precision.
Always have enjoyed Dotson’s ability to contribute when it matters most, a factor that will take him a long way in the league.
Dotson’s ability to snap out of in-breaking routes is at the top of this class.
Regularly creates separation during transitional phases.
Dotson has the capability to be a weapon from the slot early on in his career.
Again, snaps well on in-breaking routes making him available in the middle of the field.
Consistency in contested catch situations & in-air athleticism
Dotson’s best trait is his hands.
Extremely good at making tough plays routine when the ball is in the air.
When balls are tipped, batted, or off-target he has an uncanny ability to locate & track them efficiently.
Always enjoy watching how easy it is for Dotson to extend & haul in away from frame passes.
Despite a smaller stature, this is an important element to his game.
Not a noteworthy play, but one that shows his ability to extend.
When we talk about separation, this is one of the physical elements of that and having that as a part of your toolbox as a receiver.
If you don’t have a large frame you have to be able to defend, and shield.
Defend the contest - shield the defender from the ball.
Dotson can do this well. Craftsman like element to his game here.
Play speed & Capabilities after the catch
Reaches 21.90mph on this play - one of the fastest receivers in this draft cycle.
While he doesn’t have a broad after the catch toolbox, he is plenty fast and can eat up yards in a hurry.
Watch the move he puts on #1.
This is the type of creativity that I would like to see Dotson put in his routes.
High floor player, but without a broader toolbox I do believe he will remain a second option in the league, but a dangerous one nonetheless.
Tier 1: 75.00 & over -- Gold Jacket potential
Tier 2: 65.00 - 74.99 -- All-pro ceiling
Tier 3: 55.00 - 64.99 -- Pro-bowl ceiling
Tier 4: 49.98 - 54.99 -- High floor primary receiving option
Tier 5: 44.96 - 49.97 -- High ceiling / High-risk prospect
Tier 6: 39.50 - 44.95 -- Niche role player / spot producer
Tier 7: 39.49 & below -- Depth player with low ceiling