Phillip Dorsett Must Justify the Colts’ Draft Investment Quickly in 2016

August 28, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There was an immediate question when the Indianapolis Colts drafted wide receiver Phillip Dorsett with their 29th overall pick in 2015: Why?
That wasn’t a statement on Dorsett himself, who is a turf-scorcher and has the potential to jell seamlessly with quarterback Andrew Luck’s deep arm. But the Colts already had a receiver who met that description. His name is T.Y. Hilton, and he’s recorded three straight 1,000-plus yard receiving seasons as a Dorsett clone.
Oh, and just a few months after Dorsett was drafted, the Colts signed Hilton to a five-year contract extension worth $65 million, and $39 million of that is guaranteed.
The redundancy of having two nearly identical receivers in the same huddle hasn’t changed one year later. But some of the core players surrounding Hilton and Dorsett in that huddle were left without chairs when the offseason music stopped.
Suddenly, a surplus of speed isn’t such a bad thing at all. But whether Dors...

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