'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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dotson’s ability to snap out of in-breaking routes is at the top of this class.

 

Regularly creates separation during transitional phases.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

Ascension grades

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

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