BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference and all America honors after his senior and junior seasons. Totals last year included 69/12.5/7 with 42/8.5/3 as a junior. Has struggled with a knee injury and stress fracture the past two years.
POSITIVES: Strong, explosive plugger on the inside who plays with great intensity. Outstanding athlete that displays great quickness in his all-around game and plays with terrific pad level. Gets leverage on opponents, fights with his hands to get off blocks and holds the point. Quickly changes direction, rarely off his feet and wedges through the creases of the offensive line to make plays in the backfield. Shows ability in pursuit, chases hard to get involved in the action yet also disciplined and stays with assignments.
NEGATIVES: Slowed by blocks at the initial point of contact. Possesses average pass-rushing skills. Injuries have been a problem the past two years and he is still under the microscope for the knee ailment which has bothered him the past six months.
ANALYSIS: Dorsey is a solid prospect who can be used in a variety of defensive schemes. He offers starting potential yet does have size limitations which will hurt him. He is a top eight pick in April's draft but could be red flagged with injury concerns.