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2022 NFL Draft Profile: Jahan Dotson

Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State Nittany Lions, 2022 NFL Draft

Dotson has all the tools necessary to become a quarterback's new best friend

Sure-handed and cerebral, Jahan Doston may be one of the safest wide receiver prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft. He's slightly undersized and won't blow many defensive backs away with his speed, but what Dotson will do is get open and catch whatever ball is thrown his way. That should make him a productive target for many years to come.

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Jahan Dotson Draft Profile

College: Penn State
Class: Sr.
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 184

Strong Points

One of the most reliable receivers in the nation, Dotson has sure hands and exceptional body control. He’s outstanding tracking the ball and is at his best adjusting to and digging out low throws. He’ll work the middle of the field despite being undersized. He flashes vision and creativity with the ball in his hands and has the speed to break the big play as a catch-and-run threat. He shows an excellent feel for sitting down in zone coverage and understanding throwing lanes for his quarterback.

Weak Points

The lack of an elite size/speed combination might ultimately limit his ceiling. He’s going to have issues getting re-routed by physical defenders at the NFL level, which could limit his effectiveness over the middle.

Summary

He might not be a true No. 1, but Dotson’s ability to get to the right place and dig the ball out will make him a quarterback’s best friend. He should have a long career as a No. 2 option.

Final Grade: 2nd Round

YearGRECYDSYPCTDR-ATTR-YDSTD

2018

8

13

203

15.6

0

0

0

0

2019

13

27

488

18.1

5

2

0

0

2020

9

52

884

17.0

8

0

0

0

2021

12

91

1,182

13.0

12

6

18

1

Career

42

183

2,757

15.1

25

8

18

1

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