Scouting Report: Dorin Dickerson

Written by Will Spencer on April 24, 2010




Dorin Dickerson


Position: TE School: Pittsburgh
Height: 6’1 3/8" Weight: 226 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 4.48

Overall Grade:

5.68

Draft Projection:

3rd-4th Round Fringe


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 2.5
Speed 8 7.5
Quickness/Agility 10 8.5
Strength/Explosion 10 8
Athletic Ability 8 7
Durability 8 7
Character 6 5
Production/Experience 6 2
Toughness 8 7
Potential 10 6.5


Tight Ends Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Blocking 8 3.5
Hands 8 5.5
Route Running/Separation 8 5
Red Zone Threat 8 4.5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Versatile player. Has the speed to stretch the seams. Big and physical. Will fight for position. Good after the catch as he fights for yards. Does a nice job of high-pointing the ball. Good burst and can create separation against linebackers. Athletic that should be able to play multiple roles for a team. Has good special teams experience.

Weaknesses

Not exactly a tight end prospect, but more of an H-back. Even though he’s seen time at fullback, he’s not much of an inline blocker. Route running is still developing. A project.

Analysis

Dickerson has potential to pan out as an H-back type and could even see a full time transition to a wide receiver, or at least line up as a receiver in certain packages. Came to the Senior Bowl as a wide receiver and did a nice job while split out wide. He needs to work on his route running and stay in the film room for him to further develop, but he’s a boom or bust type guy. At the very least, he should be a nice special teams addition for a team with good potential as a pass catcher.

Experience

Only one full year of starting experience at the tight end position. Saw previous playing time at wide receiver, fullback, and outside linebacker.

Awards and Honors

2009: n/a
2008: n/a
2007: n/a
2006: n/a


Academics

Communications major at Pittsburgh.

Injuries

No history of injuries while at Pitt.


Receiving Stats
Year Rec Yards Avg Long TD
2009 49 529 10.8 53 10
2008 13 174 13.4 41 2






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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.