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A Penn State Wide Receiver Leads the Nation in Most Targets Without a Drop

Photo by Penn State Athletics: Jahan Dotson

Penn State senior Jahan Dotson doesn’t have the stats that other top receivers in the nation do, but his skill set and natural ability have made him one of the top wide receiver prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft.

With 43 receptions for 494 yards and six touchdowns this season, he’s filled his role in the Nittany Lions’ offense well. With Sean Clifford throwing him the ball, and a lack of an impact running game, he’s not going to be the wideout that produces insane statistics, but he’s made the most of his chances.

According to Pro Football Focus College, Dotson’s 63 targets this season are the most in college football without a drop.

With 135 career receptions for 2,069 yards and 19 touchdowns (at 15.3 yards per reception), Dotson has been a productive collegiate player, but it’s clear his true breakout will come in the NFL. He’s a quick, shifty receiver with the ball in his hands, and while he’s only 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, he’s strong enough to break opposing tackles.

While Dotson suffered the occasional drop throughout his Lions’ career, his ultra-efficient senior season points toward his elite upside.

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