3. Dobson’s height
At 6-foot-3, Dobson stands a full two inches taller than the next-tallest wide receiver set to make the Patriots final roster, Chris Hogan.
This fact should not be overlooked, as the Patriots may not want to trot out a group of 6-foot-and-under wideouts every Sunday. Yes, Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett both tower over defenders at 6-foot-6 each, but it would be nice to have some height on the perimeter as well.
The “X” wide receiver role in the Patriots’ offense is waiting to be filled by Dobson whenever he can stay healthy and/or prove himself on a consistent basis in the regular season. Brandon LaFell showed in the 2014 season that it can be a very lucrative job, even if there are plenty of elite pass catchers in the offense. While not the tallest wideout in football, Dobson has a height advantage over just about any cornerback that matches up against him, and that should help him at the “X”.
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