Chuck Pagano: Dorsett 'a big play waiting to happen'

The Indianapolis Colts have talked up rookie receiver Phillip Dorsett since the moment he was drafted in the first round. On Sunday, we finally got to see what all the hype was about for ourselves.

Dorsett didn't disappoint.

With T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief both sitting out the preseason opener, Dorsett got the start and was targeted often by Andrew Luck in the Colts' 36-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Dorsett finished with a team-high four receptions for 51 yards, displaying game-speed, solid route running and a quick-cut capability.

His day wasn't perfect, as the rookie left a few plays on the field and was stripped after a 20-yard catch.

Still, the Colts remain giddy about Dorsett's potential.

"He's a big play waiting to happen, but again he has to take care of the football," coach Chuck Pagano said, per the team's official website. "You're looking at a guy that's going to be an outstanding football player, but you know what you're going to remember is the turnover. But again, he's going to be a dynamic guy for us."

A turnover in the first preseason game isn't necessarily a bad thing if it keeps the hype somewhat curtailed while giving the young player something to improve upon.

Dorsett's immediate chemistry with Luck is a great sign for the rookie's production in 2015. He'll remain in a battle with Moncrief for the third-receiver snaps, but Dorsett displayed Sunday that he's got the makings of a stud.

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