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You can view Aaron Dobson's complete scouting report here (via Bleacher Report's Ryan McCrystal).
Dobson has great size for an outside receiver at 6'3" and 210 pounds with 33" arms. Not only does he have it, but he knows how to use it, making difficult leaping catches look routine. He's also regarded highly by his teammates, having been voted a team captain last season. Per McCrystal:
Dobson is a prototypical possession receiver. He knows how to get open, work the sideline and, most importantly, comes down with everything thrown his direction.
In terms of ball skills, Dobson may be the most polished receiver in this year's draft class.
The Marshall wideout has weirdly small hands, which could cause some difficulty for him making contested catches against stronger defensive backs. His ceiling could be low due to a lack of athleticism. Via McCrystal:
While Dobson is extremely reliable, he does lack upside due to some physical limitations. His lack of breakaway speed will hinder his ability to get open over the top, and some of the elite, more physical cornerbacks in the league should have little trouble shutting him down.
For these reasons, he won't be a No. 1 receiver, but he could develop into a quality second option down the road.
Overall, Dobson ranks as the 15th-best receiver in the 2013 NFL draft class.
Drafted: Round 2, Pick 59, New England Patriots