Following a sophomore season in which he caught 58 passes for 842 yards (14.5 avg) and four touchdowns, Dorsett had his 2013 season shortened due to a partially torn MCL in his left knee. Prior to the injury, the undersized speedster had 13 catches for 292 yards (20.9 avg) and two touchdowns. He returned to play in the final two games for the Canes, but did not record a catch in either contest. Dorsett has blazing speed and a second gear that make him one of the more vertically explosive receivers in the senior class, as well as a gamebreaker in the return game. He exhibits quick feet and the ability to accelerate out of breaks, allowing him to separate from defenders on underneath routes as well. While he does show some wiggle, Dorsett is more a one-cut-and-go runner than an elusive ball carrier after the catch. His final opportunity to impress NFL scouts will have to come with redshirt freshman QB Kevin Olsen throwing passes his way. Dorsett’s speed and quickness could make him both a playmaker and a security blanket for the first-year starter.
-Jeremy Hyde, 5/15