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Ken Dorsey

QB | (6-4, 205, 5.1) | Miami (FL)
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Played in five games, including three starts, as a true freshman in 1999, when he completed 74-of-120 passes for 807 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions, and convinced incumbent starter Kenny Kelly to become a full-time baseball player. All-Big East in 2000, when he hit on 188-322-2,737-25-5. In '01, was Big East co-Offensive Player of the Year (with Boston College RB William Green) and co-Rose Bowl MVP (with Nebraska WR Andre Johnson) and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting. Completed 184-318-2,652-23-9 that season. From 1999 to 2001, had a 26-1 record as a starter and a 58-16 TD-interception ratio and only lost one more game in his college career. Was a Heisman finalist in '02, when he completed 194-350-3,073-26-10.

Positives: Is a great leader who has intangibles coming out of his pockets. Is training in Arizona and has put on more than 10 pounds since the Fiesta Bowl. True student of the game who sees the field well and stands in vs. the rush. Accurate but not super accurate. Does a terrific job of managing his team and handles pressure very well. Top football intelligence and awareness. Pure pocket passer.

Negatives: A Bernie Kosar/Steve Walsh-type quarterback who lacks a big arm, mobility and elusiveness. Really struggles to get enough on the ball and throw with accuracy when throwing on the run or outside the pocket. Benefited from being surrounded by great players. Does not throw a tight spiral and his ball will flutter at times. Worst games were when he faced a stiff rush at Washington in 2000 and terrible, windy weather at Boston College in '01, which again brought up his physical limitations. Also struggled in muck at the East-West Shrine Game and did not have a great week of practice. Really discouraged scouts with an erratic workout at the Scouting Combine, but was better in his on-campus workout, though it was in his own element.

Summary: Is like Walsh was in many respects: marginal physical skills and a weak arm. Although you cannot ignore the intangibles, leadership and winning reputation Dorsey has, the talent that surrounded him at Miami was a major factor in his success.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.