The 59th overall pick of the 2013 draft, Dobson is a smooth running receiver with the ability to run right past defenders.
At 6-3, he is the tallest Patriots draft choice at wide receiver since 2003, when the team selected P.K. Sam in the seventh round. As a second-round draft choice, he is the highest Patriots draft selection at wide receiver since Chad Jackson in 2006 (36th overall) and Bethel Johnson in 2003 (45th overall).
Dobson played college football at Marshall, where he caught 165 passes in four years for 2,398 yards and 24 touchdowns. His 24 touchdowns at Marshall are tied for fourth best in school history with Patriots Hall of Fame member Troy Brown. However, because of his size and body type, he is often compared to Thundering Herd legend Randy Moss, whose deep threat ability Dobson would like to replicate.
The 22-year-old from Dunbar, W.Va., ran an official 4.43 40-yard dash, with marks as low as 4.35. But more interesting, with 92 targets in his senior season at Marshall, he managed to get by without recording a single drop.
While he is expected to be the team’s outside receiver of the future, he sits behind undrafted rookie Kenbrell Thompkins on the depth chart.