Aaron Dobson: Video Highlights for Former Marshall WR

Marcelo VillaCorrespondent IIApril 26, 2013

Aaron Dobson: Video Highlights for Former Marshall WR

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    NFL.com has dubbed Aaron Dobson "the most promising pro receiver prospect from Marshall since Randy Moss"—a compliment not to be taken lightly by NFL teams.

    A former high school state champion and junior world champion for the U.S. Under-19 National Team, Dobson followed up his success with two bowl wins during his collegiate career. He may not have had the stats comparable to Moss in college, but the physical attributes are there.

    At 6'3", 210 lbs., Dobson has that prototypical size that NFL scouts look for in a receiver, and he brings a strength advantage that he utilizes well against smaller corners.

    Here are five video highlights from Dobson's career at Marshall. 

5. 34-Yard Catch vs. UCF, 2012

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    Dobson caught five passes against the Knights but was held scoreless in a 54-17 loss. It wasn't his biggest performance altogether, but Dobson still made his share of plays, like this one that went for a first down.

    On a quick curl route, Dobson is able to bring in a pass and make a quick first move to shake off a defender before he's off to the races for 34 yards. 

4. 35-Yard TD Catch Despite Stumbling vs. Florida International, 2011

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    En route to a 2011 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl victory, the Herd came alive in the fourth quarter after going scoreless in the third, chalking up 13 points against FIU.

    Dobson recorded both of the game's only touchdowns, including a 35-yarder in the fourth quarter that put the game away with less than a minute left. Dobson and his defender both stumbled on the play, but it was Dobson who was able to recover and make the Golden Panthers pay.

3. 31-Yard TD Catch with Tight Coverage vs. Florida International, 2011

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    Down by a touchdown in the second quarter to the Golden Panthers, freshman quarterback Rakeem Cato started to feel it as he completed four of five passes before hitting Dobson for the touchdown on Marshall's final drive of the quarter.

    Props were due for such a beautiful throw by Cato, but it was Dobson who outmuscled his cover man to make the grab and pick up six points. The defender had no chance at stopping the much more imposing receiver.

2. One-Handed Catch vs. Purdue, 2012

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    Dobson had just three catches against Purdue last season, but one of those grabs was simply Dobson being Dobson.

    The senior receiver ran a streak right down the sideline and laid out for a one-handed catch as his defender could only watch in disbelief. After the play, Dobson gets up and tosses the ball to the ref as if to say, "Yeah, I do that all the time."

1. "The Catch" vs. East Carolina, 2011

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    YouTubers have labeled this highlight with the following descriptions: amazing, unbelievable, sick, insane, remarkable and the best catch ever. "The catch," as some might call it, was arguably the best college football play of the year in 2011.

    How Dobson makes this play is beyond any analyst's explanation. They don't teach this in practice. The only guys who come to mind that might have the physical ability to make this play are Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald.