Indianapolis safety Mike Adams watched last Saturday as rookie receiver Phillip Dorsett blew past a pair of defensive backs and hauled in a 60-yard pass from quarterback Andrew Luck.
"The first thing I said was, 'He's ready. He's arrived,' " Adams said, via the Indianapolis Star.
It's still early in training camp and the Colts have yet to even play a preseason game, but the team believes they've added a dynamic playmaker in the rookie out of the University of Miami.
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"He can fly," defensive coordinator Greg Manusky said. "He can take the top off defenses."
While the 5-foot-9 Dorsett is the same height as Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton, Adams said Dorsett, the team's first-round pick in April's draft, offers a different type of speed than the Colts are used to.
"When T.Y. runs fast, you can see it," Adams said. "When Phillip runs, you can't really see it. It's a smooth fast. It's effortless. It's gliding. The way he gets out of his breaks, it's so smooth. I haven't seen that in a long time. I haven't seen guys run routes like him in a while. I can't even describe it."
Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton said speed is one thing, but the next step for Dorsett is to establish chemistry with the man who will be throwing him the ball.
"He's a guy that our quarterback is starting to trust," Hamilton said. "The more and more reps that he gets with Andrew, the more he will be able to contribute in our offense."
(h/t Indianapolis Star)