The NFL’s Next Star Wide Receiver Is... Phillip Dorsett

Second-team All-ACC.

In 2014 , a third of his catches went for touchdowns with 24.2 yards per catch.

In 2012 led Miami University with receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns.

Drafted 29th overall in the 2014 NFL draft.

Have you guessed who it is? With a 40 time of 4.27 seconds, rookie Phillip Dorsett is sure to shine this year; well, at least his coaches and teammates think so. Drawing comparison to Washington Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson and the Arizona Cardinals‘ John Brown, the speedy deep threat has only raised excitement within the Indianapolis Colts organization.

So far, training camp has really helped Dorsett, as he is quickly picking up the Colts’ offense while showing off his talent and athleticism. Coming out of college, everyone knew Dorsett possessed a special kind of speed but Indianapolis coaches are now realizing that their first round pick has excellent hands as well. What Dorsett lacks in height, he has been making up in ability and work ethic.

To compliment it all, Dorsett has been practicing hard with his teammates to learn how he fits into the offense and in the locker room. With reports stating that veteran receiver Andre Johnson is helping mentor the young rookie, Dorsett will be learning from the best on how to act like a pro on and off the field. Like any rookie, it will take time to learn the ins and outs of a complex NFL offense but things have been looking very optimistic for Dorsett so far.

With the amount of talent the Colts currently have, offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has been calling his unit the “Greatest ‘Shoe on Earth.” With a combination of the Colts horseshoe logo, and a shoutout to one of the most electric offenses, the “Greatest Show on Turf,” the Colts may have the start of their own legendary title in the making.

Whether or not the Colts live up to their slogan, the team is sure happy that Dorsett is looking like a rising NFL star.

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