Vinny Curry did it last year and now Aaron Dobson is following in his footsteps at the Senior Bowl. The South Charleston native is showing professional scouts what Herd fans already knew.
Aaron Dobson is pretty good.
CBSSports.com’s Rob Rang described Dobson as one the two “most impressive receivers for the North team.” ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper, Jr. characterized Dobson as a “sleeper pick” who “could emerge maybe in the late first round, or in the second round discussion.” Others have commented that Dobson has shown a knack for beating press coverage and the ability to use a number of moves to create separation from defenders.
Last season, Curry elevated his draft status through an outstanding week of practice and game at the senior bowl and was eventually drafted in the second round by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Dobson emerged as a big play receiver in 2011 and garnered some national publicity with his famous one-handed catch against East Carolina as he hauled in 12 total scoring passes in his junior season. During his senior campaign, Dobson only caught three touchdown passes but don’t blame the dip in production on a dip in talent. Players such as Tommy Shuler and Gator Hoskins emerged as dependable receivers in the redzone and there simply were not enough scoring passes to go around.
At 6-foot-2 and 203 pounds, Dobson has the size required to play at the next level and so far he is showing the scouts he also has the talent and skills as well.
The Senior Bowl will kickoff Sunday afternoon at 4:30 and will be televised on the NFL Network.