With the 29th pick in the NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected wide receiver Phillip Dorsett in the NFL Draft.
Dorsett spent three years at Miami University and played in 37 games. He had 108 receptions for 1,860 yards and 15 touchdowns. He’s also has experience as a returner.
Dorsett measured in at just under 5-10 and 185 pounds. This makes him a basically a clone of T.Y. Hilton. He’ll join other former Hurricanes Frank Gore and Andre Johnson on the offense.
He missed some games in 2013 due to injuries and that will always be a concern in the NFL. He is a burner and ran a 4.33 40 yard dash at the Combine. He’s an ideal fit as a slot receiver but joins a crowded wide out unit.
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While giving Andrew Luck plenty of weapons is important, the offense isn’t as pressing a concern as the defense. The Colts were bounced from the playoffs the past two seasons in blowout fashion and need to start investing in the defensive side of the ball.
The Colts have needed to invest in defense for years now and they had plenty of option at 29 tonight. Defensive tackles Eddie Goldman and Malcolm Brown were still available as were safeties Landon Collins and Damarious Randall
The Colts will need to double down on defense going forward in this draft. For years, the staff has talked about building a monster and that means a strong defense, which they have completely neglected to do.
There is no denying that Dorsett is a talent, but unless the Colts are planning to run a spread offense this was an unnecessary pick.
We’ll have more on this selection and what he can bring to the team coming soon. Make sure to check back with us for all of your Colts draft coverage needs.