View Full Version : Could Dorin Dickerson be moved to WR

03-02-2010, 03:05 AM
He's flexible: Pittsburgh tight end Dorin Dickerson (http://sdg.scout.com/a.z?s=102&p=8&c=1&nid=4282134) started his collegiate career as a linebacker, but he switched to tight end before the start of his junior year. And now he has a couple of NFL tight ends that he admires--San Francisco's Vernon Davis (http://sdg.scout.com/a.z?s=102&p=8&c=1&nid=4391380) and Indianapolis' Dallas Clark (http://sdg.scout.com/a.z?s=102&p=8&c=1&nid=4217492).
"Smaller-type tight ends. Thatís what I classify myself as, a smaller receiving-type tight end," said the 6-foot-1, 224-pound player.
But Dickerson may bulk up a bit for his role in the NFL, adding 10 to 15 pounds to push his weight closer to 240.
ďI think theyíre going to look at me as a flex tight end," he said. "In the slot Iíll be used, and as a wing, all the H-back stuff.
"I think thatís how Iíll be used, but some teams might want me as a bigger receiver, I donít know yet."
Dickerson has been drawing interest from the Cowboys, Cardinals


But he easily had the most impressive Combine in Saturday's tight end drills, resulting in comparisons to Jets 2008 first-round pick Dustin Keller.

The 6-foot-1, 226-pound former Panther ran an official 4.4-flat forty time (http://www.nfl.com/combine/top-performers) to pace prospects at his position. Dickerson also beat the tight end field in the vertical, jumping 42 inches. His 10-foot, five-inch broad jump and 24 reps of 225 pounds were similarly impressive.

Dickerson caught 49 passes for 529 yards and a Pitt-high 10 touchdowns as a senior, so he's got production to match. NFL Network's Mike Mayock wouldn't be surprised if Dickerson sneaks into the second round this April.


To me this kid is a WR & reminds me alot of David Martin who the Fins missed dearly this season. Mayock said teams were dicussing baout moving him to WR and I have to agree. Also why he cannot be moved to WR or why Pitt failed to put him at WR is beyond me. I'm hoping someone like CK or Boomer can answer this and fill us in. I have not heard if Miami is interested, but with our lack of a true pass catching TE I hope they are all over this kid. He is defitnetly someone to keep an eye on in the second round and I would personally pick ahead of Dexter McCluster. Remeber the name Dorin Dickerson his is defitnetly on my draft chart.

03-02-2010, 03:09 AM
They tried it at the senior bowl i would keep him mainly as a pass catching TE

03-02-2010, 03:17 AM
With those combine numbers he can defitnetly play WR, but if he struggled at WR the kid is gonna make one mean TE. Im hoping the Fins are Interested.

03-02-2010, 03:19 AM
you would think so but he stuggled at the senior bowl playing WR i think he would be a huge mismatch at TE

03-02-2010, 03:30 AM
Just found an article stating the Fins are interested in him and the Fins defitnetly need a TE like him for the offense. Just Remember the weapon Martin was for the team and it was something we were lacking all of last season. Henning has been known for using H-Back/TE alot and I think Dickerson would fit the bill.

I will be keeping an eye on the kid till draft day and Im hoping we pick him. I know alot of us love Graham potential, but he is a project and that is something the Fins cannot wait for.