Jahan Dotson
Jahan Dotson  WR  Penn State | NFL Draft 2022 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jahan Dotson
Height
5-11
Weight
178
College
Penn State
Position
WR
Class
Senior
Home town
Nazareth, PA
87.4/100
Player Rating
6
PositionRank (WR)
4.43
FortyYD Time
Receptions
91
Rec YDs
1182
Rec TDs
12
Rec AVG
13

Jahan Dotson WR Penn State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jahan Dotson WR Penn State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside X-Receiver
Last Updated: 01/28/2022
Draft Year: 2022
40 time: 4.43 seconds (76%*)
Age: 23.11 DOB: 03/22/2000
Measurables:
Height: 5-11 (23%*) Weight: 178 (6%*)
Hands: 9 1/2 (55%*) Arm: 30 3/4 (26%*) Span: 75 1/8 (34%*)
Forty: 4.43 (C) (76%*) Ten Yard: 1.55 (C) (61%*)
Vertical: 36 (C) (57%*) Broad: 121 (C) (50%*)
Three Cone: 7.28 (C) (7%*) Bench: 15 (P) (54%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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NFL Combine & Pro-Day Results
ROLE: Outside X-Receiver
Last Updated: 01/28/2022
Draft Year: 2022
40 time: 4.43 seconds (76%*)
Age: 23.11 DOB: 03/22/2000
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-11 (23%*) Weight: 178 (6%*)
Hands: 9 1/2 (55%*) Arm: 30 3/4 (26%*)
Span: 75 1/8 (34%*)
Forty: 4.43 (C) (76%*)
10 Yard: 1.55 (C) (61%*)
Vertical: 36 (C) (57%*) Broad: 121 (C) (50%*)
3 Cone: 7.28 (C) (7%*) Bench: 15 (P) (54%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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NFL Combine & Pro-Day Results
Overall Rating: 87.4 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
77%
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QB Rating When targeted: 110.7
Hands:
93%
Short Receiving:
92%
Intermediate Routes:
96%
Deep Threat:
97%
Blocking:
63%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Top 10
Overall Rank: #36 Position rank: #6
College Games: 42 College Snaps: 2404
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 83/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #18 Pos Rank: #19 State Rank: #4
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 88 Stars 247 RATING: 88/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.9 (97%)
Washington Commanders Drafted: ROUND: 1 - Pick Number: 16 (WSH)
Draft Profile: Bio
Dotson was a top recruit coming out of high school, and he should continue James Franklin's tradition of explosive small players from Penn State. He enjoyed a big bump in production in 2020 after the departure of KJ Hamler from the Lions’ passing game the previous offseason.
Dotson has proved himself a very capable vertical receiver and big-play creator with the football in his hands and averages 17.0 yards per reception (on par with his 17.1 YPC average on 92 career receptions).

He could have declared for the 2021 draft but instead decided to come back for his senior season citing 'unfinished business from last year. Dotson creates highlight-reel circus catches on a weekly basis and as a senior, he logged 91 receptions and 1182 yds and 12 TDs and has emerged as Penn State’s most explosive offensive player.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • A slippery runner with elusive footwork. Has little to no wasted movements between the reception and burst upfield.
  • Lacks the ideal size, but has a similar body type to Antonio Brown.
  • Ha elite hands had only 2 drops from 138 targets as a senior along with a 109.6 QB rating when targeted and an even more impressive 111.9 career rating
  • Makes difficult catches look easy - sometimes it seems like he uses stickum
  • Shows quickness off the snap to shake off corners and create room. Separates with hesitation moves and nice acceleration.
  • Former track athlete at HS level, won PIAA state championships in 4x100 relay and long jump (2016), and regional state titles in 100m and 200m in 2018
  • Dotson is a big-play producer. Since the start of last season, he is tied with Olave, Smith, and Jaelon Darden for the most 20-plus-yard TD catches in the country with 11
  • He gets off the line with a nice burst and is very fluid in his movements with little wasted steps in his routes.
  • An impressive athlete with very quick acceleration to reach his top speed quickly and stretch the field. Very good body control and smooth movements. Plays fast and explosive.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • NFL defenders may be able to knock him off his route because of his slight frame.
  • Does not always use his hands to secure deep throws, allowing the ball into his pads and chest
  • Dotson has a smaller catch radius, doesn't have the size to win many 50-50 balls, and won't break a lot of tackles
  • May have an issue transitioning to the pros - he's 5-foot-11 and goes 184-pound and will likely get pressed more frequently in the NFL than at the college level.
  • When he’s forced to catch away from his body, there are multiple examples of him double-catching the ball, which enables defenders to break up the play.
Scouting Report: Summary
Dotson's athletic ability and impressive season at Penn State have NFL scouts paying attention and even thinking he could become the next Tyreek Hill.
He is the draft's second-best deep threat, after Jameson Williams, and is a top-level prospect that could explode at the next level. It's likely Dotson will be taken in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft - it's just unlucky for him this is such a loaded class as any other year he would likely be picked in the top half.

Jahan Dotson percentiles vs other Wide Receivers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Jahan Dotson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
39.4
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
6.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.