Our NFL rookie profile series continues with this analysis of 2019 NFL Draft Prospect Greg Dortch, WR of Wake Forest. You can also check out all of our NFL Draft Prospect articles here. We will continue to provide you with these in-depth rookie profiles and a ton of other fantasy football rookie analysis right up through the NFL Draft. Stay tuned, and stay ahead of your league!
You know that player who catches your attention and even though it’s hard to justify? Greg Dortch is that player for me in the 2019 class. Dortch only played two years at Wake Forest and while his production numbers were positive, the ancillary factors on his profile (from size to athletic testing) have a hard time propping him up. He has a solid special team background, however, and has done well enough that I still favor him over unproductive players even if they could be in better positions to get draft capital.
So let’s break each aspect of his profile down and show you what I mean.
Dortch’s raw receiving numbers are solid, however, I prefer to lean on the percentage a player earns of his team’s offense. This both has a stronger correlation to NFL success and provides a better, more context-driven idea of who he was for his team compared to his competition.
Statistics from sports-reference.com.
Concentrating on yards, as they tend to have more signal, Dortch was above the age-adjusted curve for successful wide receivers only in his final year at age 20. He did, however, break out at age 19 with over 20% of his team’s receiving offense (inducing touchdowns). Owning 35% of yards in his final year is significant, especially against ACC competition.
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