Jahan Dotson plays very similar to Marvin Harrison; he’s undersized but has tremendous speed and soft hands. The Packers need a possession receiver. Dotson caught 91 passes last season at Penn State. He also had only two drops on 142 targets and should be able to gain 12’s trust quickly. With Matt Lafleur’s recent comments about needing speed on offense, Dotson is your man.
A look at what Dotson brings to an offense:
Dotson is a Finesse wideout with great speed and great athleticism who is fully operational on all three levels of the field. Dotson’s passing scheme was well-designed and allowed for clear access to space for most of the season. Much of what Matt Lafleur likes to do in Green Bay, scheme players open. His route-running is smooth and features speed changes. His in-air athleticism and ball skills look effortless.
Dotson has inside/outside starting talent but a lack of physicality could prevent him from taking over games at the same rate we saw at Penn State. Green Bay will need to look for a perimeter wide receiver to go along with Dotson, however his speed and open field talent are what every offense needs.
Lastly, he also received Big 10 third-team all-league notice for his return abilities (14-104-7.4 punt returns) in 2021. Return abilities are something that Green Bay will be desperately looking for in 2022 after a dismal 2021 special teams season.