While contending with a Penn State offensive environment that was far from conducive to success, Jahan Dotson's true breakout didn't come until his fourth CFB season. In 2021, Dotson went for 1,182 receiving yards on 91 receptions (the 12th-highest mark in the nation) and scored 12 of the Nittany Lions' 25 touchdowns through the air. Dotson built on his 28 percent target share from the 2020 season and accounted for 30 percent of his offense's targets during his fourth season. His impressive film and strong close to his CFB career from an analytical perspective was enough to convince the Washington Commanders to make Dotson the fifth wide receiver picked in the 2022 NFL Draft by taking him 16th overall.
An encouraging 2020-2021 production profile and the exciting draft capital invested into him warrant Doston's consideration as a top-eight receiver and late first-round pick for dynasty rookie draft purposes. His skill set certainly gives Dotson a chance at succeeding as a pro, but will the types of routes he ran in college translate at the NFL level?
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