October 20, 2012; Hattiesburg, MS, USA; Marshall Thundering Herd wide receiver Aaron Dobson (3) before the game against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at M.M. Roberts Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft Patriots Pick Aaron Dobson

The New England Patriots with their original 59th overall pick selected Marshall wide receiver Aaron Dobson. This is great news and I’m very happy with Belichick’s selection. Just today I wrote a piece on the Patriots need for day-two and somehow forgot to mention Dobson as an option until one of our awesome Musket Fire reader suggested to me on Twitter.

Yes, he is good, and he was a “sleeper” until today.

The Marshall product at 6’3”, 210 lbs has a great frame. He got a 4.43 in the 40-yard dash, 4.29 in the short shuttle and 7.20 in the three cone drill. He might need to be developed, but there is no other place better than the New England Patriots as Belichick molds a potential player into a super-explosive player.

He will fit well in the Patriots need for an outside and vertical threat and I believe that Tom Brady will be happy as well as Dobson might not have Randy Moss talent, but possesses qualities that will remind of you a Randy Moss. With strong hands, length and good concentration to snatch high and wide passes and able to free himself off press coverage using his hands, the Patriots will be back in the game. Even though he is troubled at times in creating separation, coaching will need and Belichick should be able to mold him in any way he wants and see fits for the Patriots system.

Welcome to the Patriots, Dobson!




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