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Dorin Dickerson
Round 7, Pick 227
Position: TE
Class: 4Sr
School: Pittsburgh
Conference: Big East
HT: 6-1.5
WT: 226
40 Time: 4.43
Biography: All-Conference selection as a senior after moving into the starting lineup and totaling career bests 49/529/10. Started two games of the prior season and posted 13/174/2.

Positives: Athletic prospect with size limitations. Very quick off the snap into routes, immediately gets to top speed and shows a burst. Possesses natural pass catching skills, excellent focus as well as concentration. Adjusts to the errant throw, making the reception without breaking stride. Goes up in a crowd, uses his frame to protect the pass, and comes away with the difficult reception. Displays the ability to consistently get downfield and make receptions in the deep secondary. Plays heads-up football and gives effort blocking, always making sure to get pad on the opponent.

Negatives: Has a lean, smallish build and shows minimal strength at the point of attack. Mostly put in motion in the Pittsburgh offense and rarely asked to stay on the line as a blocker.

Analysis: Dickerson showed NFL-type ability as a senior yet his height and size will limit the number of systems he will be effective in at the next level. He has prototypical H-back skills and can also be used as a move tight end. More of a late round pick, Dickerson really deserves an opportunity at the next level and has the makings of a productive NFL player.

Projection: 3-4
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2009 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Average Per Reception Receiving Touchdowns
49 529 10.8 10
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