Why Dorin Dickerson Should Be on Many NFL Teams’ Draft Radars as a WR, Not TE

March 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Pittsburgh's tight end Dorin Dickerson may be undersized for NFL tight end standards at 6'1 3/8" and 226 pounds, according to his NFL Combine measurements, but he is a good size to be an NFL wide receiver. NFL teams should keep Dickerson on their radars as a third- or fourth-round pick if he is still available.
In a quick size comparison to this draft class' top receiver, Dez Bryant, who is 6'2" and 225 pounds, Dickerson is almost an exact match.
Here are some important reasons teams should target Dickerson. He has college experience playing receiver. His speed was clocked at 4.40 flat in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine—faster than all receivers except Clemson's Jacoby Ford. With Dickerson's ability to block, he can be an asset blocking down field for the running game.
A glaring weakness of Dickerson as a tight end in college was his inability to consistently block defenders at the line of scrimmage. Since he is smaller for a tight end, he would have trouble bl...

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