Dorin Dickerson put up one of the single best pre-draft work outs of 2010.... check that, maybe in the history of the pre-draft work out.
He led, not only TEs, but the entire field in nearly every workout at the combine, including forty time and bench press.
40-yard dash Time: 4.40 sec (1st TE, 4th Overall)
Bench Press: 24 Reps (4th TE)
Broad Jump: 10'5" (1st TE, 10th Overall)
20 yard shuttle: 4.30 sec (3rd TE)
3-Cone Drill: 6.96 sec (3rd TE)
Vertical Jump 43 1/2" (1st TE, 2nd Overall)
Dickerson is definitly the best athlete on the offensive side of the ball, but of course, when something appears too good to be true, it often is.
The knock against Dickerson, something you can't teach, you can't train for, you can't practice, the issue with the Pitt TE is his size. Standing 6'1" and weighing in at 225lbs, Dickerson appears to be better suited for H-back, or even WR.
Even with his shortcomings, Dickerson put up some very good numbers at the position at Pitt, giving NFL teams hope that they could develop this freakish athlete.
Projected Round: 3rd
Projected Team: Arizona Cardinals.
To predict what will happen to the career of Dorin Dickerson is almost impossible. He's likely too small for TE, but he's also too talented to simply fade away into obscurity. With the recent offensive losses for the Cards, a 'do-it-all' guy like Dickerson could give them a boost offensively.