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Draft Scout Phillip Dorsett News
05/27/15 - WR Phillip Dorsett, selected by the Colts in the first round of the draft (29th overall), signed a four-year contract Wednesday (May 27).
The speedster is expected to battle for playing time with second-year wide receiver Donte Moncrief, former CFL standout Duron Carter, ex-San Diego wide receiver Vincent Brown and third-year veteran Griff Whalen.
Primarily a slot receiver, Dorsett -- who was clocked at 4.29 and 4.27 seconds in a 40-yard dash at his Pro Day -- is also expected to be used on special teams as a punt and kickoff returner.
05/05/15 - A closer look at the Colts' eight picks: Round 1/29 - Phillip Dorsett, WR, 5-10, 195, Miami...Indianapolis surprised a lot of people by going for a wide receiver with the team's first-round draft pick. Dorsett impressed Colts personnel with his speed, ability to be a playmaker out of the slot position and as a potential special teams player as a punt/kickoff returner. - The Sports Xchange
05/05/15 - Colts go for speed receiver instead of defense...The addition of Dorsett now gives the Colts three guys at wide receiver who can run 40 yards in 4.4 seconds or faster, joining T.Y. Hilton and Moncrief. He's the first wide receiver from Miami to be selected by Indianapolis in the first round since Reggie Wayne (2001) and is the third former Hurricane to be taken by the Colts in the first round along with Edgerrin James and Wayne. "He has to develop (as a return man) more," Grigson said. "He's not just a track guy. He's a tough kid."
Pagano acknowledged that Indianapolis' run defense needs to be fixed. But he added that the Colts still have eight other draft picks that can be used to help shore up that much maligned area of the team's overall defense. "The whole (run defense) deal, we're going to get that fixed," the Indianapolis head coach said. "There will be people there (Friday and Saturday). We stayed true to the board." The Colts will be looking for help at safety, defensive line, inside and outside linebacker and cornerback over the final two days of the draft. Indianapolis is also looking for additional depth at running back, so there's still a lot of work to be done. - The Sports Xchange
05/05/15 - Colts go for speed receiver instead of defense...With just about everybody expecting the Indianapolis Colts to look for defensive help with their first round pick Thursday night, general manager Ryan Grigson and head coach Chuck Pagano pulled off a stunner. Indianapolis, instead, wound up with former University of Miami wide receiver Phillip Dorsett when the 29th overall pick came around. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound speedster is expected to battle for playing time with second-year wide receiver Donte Moncrief, former CFL standout Duron Carter, ex-San Diego wide receiver Vincent Brown and third-year veteran Griff Whalen. Primarily a slot receiver, Dorsett -- who was clocked at 4.29 and 4.27 seconds in a 40-yard dash at his Pro Day -- is also expected to be used on special teams as a punt and kickoff returner.
Grigson and Pagano admitted that the selection of yet another offensive player, particularly a wide receiver, may have been a surprise to fans and media. But they came away happy with the pick. "It just shows that we stick to our guns when it comes to taking the best player on the board," the Colts general manager explained after the first-round had concluded. "And that's what we did (Thursday)." - The Sports Xchange
05/05/15 - First-round draft pick Phillip Dorsett couldn't believe his luck when he was selected by the Indianapolis Colts. "Amazing, it's just a blessing to be here. To have this opportunity to be able to play in Indianapolis with one of the best quarterbacks, best receiving corps, best coaches. I'm grateful, I'm happy to be here," Dorsett said. Dorsett said that he has already heard from several former Miami Hurricanes who have either played in Indianapolis or are currently on the team. Obviously (head coach Chuck Pagano) comes from the University of Miami and he's familiar with all the players. "Nothing really different," he expained. "I pretty much knew a lot about it. I talked to Reggie (Wayne) a lot. Talked to Andre Johnson a lot. Pretty much knew a lot of stuff. Even Edgerrin James a lot too. He texted me right after (the draft selection) happened. To have people like that in my ear is a blessing."
One of Dorsett's high school coaches was NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter. "(He taught me) how to be more than just a speed receiver, coming in and out of your breaks faster, catching the ball in traffic, high pointing the ball, using body control, a whole bunch of different things," the former Hurricane said. "I'm blessed to be able to have him in my corner. Like I said, he taught me a lot, and I wouldn't be the receiver I am today if I didn't have him." - The Sports Xchange