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Aaron Dobson, WR, Patriots

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
WR - #55 132.09 NE Probable 2 years 23 6'3 203

2014 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-in

Last updated on Jul-26-2014 by Daniel Kalles

Aaron Dobson was one of three rookie receivers to make the Patriots roster last season. While he had an up-and-down year, he was the best of the rookies (finishing with 37 receptions for 519 yards and four touchdowns, while only playing in 12 games). Dobson is currently rehabbing from offseason foot surgery and his recovery is going slower than expected. He definitely has the most upside of the young kids, but his health will dictate how that goes. He needs to get back on the field to continue to gain Brady's confidence. As long he goes into training camp healthy, he should be in line to start the season as the Patriots' No. 1 receiver with potential for more. With how much the Patriots pass, he should be on the field a ton.

Latest Update

Jul-29-14 Patriots WR Aaron Dobson's foot surgery in March more significant than initially thought

When Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson went under the knife on March 10 to repair the stress fracture in his left foot, he was initially expected to miss 2-3 months. Now, more than four months later, Dobson isn't on the field. He's still working his way back and is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list. There's a reason for this delay.
According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, sources revealed Tuesday that Dobson had a screw planted in his foot during surgery. Dobson wasn't even cleared to run until earlier this month and is still building up strength so that he can plant and cut aggressively, according to Howe.

Fantasy Analysis:

So, that initial timetable turned out to be too optimistic. Howe doesn't hint that Dobson is at risk of missing any regular-season games, but there also isn't a set date for him to participate in training camp. He has some sleeper value in his second season. However, injuries are a major worry right now, and he's only a WR5.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/29 - Patriots WR Aaron Dobson's foot surgery in March more significant than initially thought Injury
7/21 - Patriots WR Aaron Dobson put on PUP list
7/8 - Optimism regarding injured Patriots WR Aaron Dobson, TE Rob Gronkowski Injury

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
13.07 FFToolbox - Cindie Crain - As stated above, with the issues surrounding Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Dobson could see significant playing time in 2013. With no Wes Welker, Deion Branch or Danny Woodhead, Dobson could be a steal here in round 13.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
12.09 Zach Law on Sports 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
13.05 FFToolbox -Scott - With all the craziness going on in New England, Dobson couldn't have found a better opportunity. He has a real shot at being the #2 or 3 option depending on if Gronk is healthy. Even as Brady's 3rd option, crazy value in the 13th round.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
12.04 World Ranked #20 - A bit of an unknown. Patriots took him over some bigger name WRs. His big frame and great hands make him an instant red zone threat. With Welker, Hernandez gone and Gronk a question mark Dobson may have some great opportunities..especially in the redzone.
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