The Indianapolis Colts tonight used their first round pick on Miami wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, and it came to the complete surprise of most fans and media alike. One person who wasn't surprised with the move, however? Phillip Dorsett.
"I kind of figured it would happen," Dorsett told Indianapolis media tonight on a conference call, "but you never know when it comes to the draft. I'm just blessed and I can't wait to get there and go to work."
Dorsett mentioned that he didn't visit the Colts in the pre-draft process, but that, "I talked with them a lot." He also noted that he met with the team at the NFL Scouting Combine and that "the conversations went really well." In other words, it sounds like the Colts' interest in him has been pretty consistent throughout the past through months, though no one really realized just how serious the Colts were about taking him until tonight. Dorsett, however, had a good idea of how much the Colts liked him.
Now, he's a Colt, and he's the newest member of a very exciting passing offense led by one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. "That's the best thing about it honestly," Dorsett said, referring to getting to play with Andrew Luck. "Being able to play with an amazing quarterback like that is one of the best feelings ever. He's such a great quarterback and he makes his receivers better. I can't wait to get ready and play with him."
Dorsett, a high school teammate of his new Colts teammate Duron Carter who talks with another former Miami receiver in Reggie Wayne "a lot", knows that the receiver position is a stacked one for the Colts. With guys like T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, Donte Moncrief, and now Dorsett and Carter, Dorsett thinks that "it can be one of the best" receiver positions there is in the NFL. Add to that the tight end duo of Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen, running backs Frank Gore and Boom Herron, and of course Andrew Luck and you get an offense that could have a terrific season in 2015. As far as Dorsett is concerned, however, he's just looking to contribute in any way he can.
"Yes, definitely," Dorsett responded when asked if he could potentially make an impact on special teams. "I think I can be a guy who comes in and returns punts and helps on special teams. I'll do whatever it takes. It doesn't matter to me."