Name: Aaron Dobson
Team: New England Patriots
Position: Wide Receiver
Years Pro: Rookie
Draft stock: (Rising) The Patriots’ offense is obviously down a few key cogs, and people across the NFL expect Dobson to step up in a big way. However, the more brave fantasy football owners believe that Dobson while have a Randy Moss-type career for New England and 2013 is just the beginning.
2012 fantasy impact: Dobson played at Marshall last season, where he was exceptional at not dropping passes — Dobson went his entire senior season without dropping any of the 92 balls thrown his way. However, the 6-foot-4 wide receiver wasn’t that dynamic with under 700 yards receiving and got the reputation of someone who disappeared quite a bit.
Best-case scenario: New England’s depleted offense is so inept that Brady is forced to throw Dobson’s way, who continues his streak of not dropping passes. The potential is there for Dobson to be the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2013.
Worst-case scenario: As soon as the Patriots start implementing Dobson into the offense, the season comes to a close. The rookie wide receiver shows promise, but for one reason or another he is unable to stay on the field and consistently produce.
Where you should draft him: As of now, Dobson’s draft stock is skyrocketing, so you’d probably be lucky to snag the rookie in the 13th round.