• Height
    5' 11"
  • Weight
    181 lbs
  • Arm Length
    30 3/4" (23rd)
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  • Draft Pick
    1.16 2022
  • College
    Penn State
  • Age
  • College Dominator
    44.3% (90th)
  • College YPR
    13.0 (27th)
  • College Target Share
    32.5% (95th)
  • Breakout Age
    20.5 (50th)

Jahan Dotson Bio

Jahan Dotson played at Nazareth high school in Nazareth, PA. In high school, Dotson excelled at football, track and basketball. He won state championships in the 4x100 relay in 2016 and 2018. Being a 4-star prospect from Pennsylvania, it was only fitting that he committed to play for the Nittany Lions. In 2018, Jahan Dotson was a true freshman playing with NFL talent like Pat Freiermuth, Juwan Johnson, and KJ Hamler. The caliber of his teammates explains the modest 13 receptions for 203 yards. The following season he improved as a receiver and commanded an additional 8% target share (12.20% as a sophomore). He remained entrenched as the team’s third receiver behind Freiermuth and Hamler for the second season. Read More

Jahan Dotson College Stats

Year Games Recs Rec Yds Tgt Share Catch Rate Special Teams Age School
2018 8 (WR) 13 (18 tgts) 203 (15.6 ypr) 4.7% 72.2% -2 19 Penn State
2019 13 (WR) 27 (45 tgts) 488 (18.1 ypr) 12.2% 60.0% 39 20 Penn State
2020 9 (WR) 52 (87 tgts) 884 (17.0 ypr) 28.3% 59.8% 197 (1 tds) 21 Penn State
2021 12 (WR) 91 (146 tgts) 1,182 (13.0 ypr) 30.0% 62.0% 104 22 Penn State

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Who is Jahan Dotson

Jahan Dotson’s career took off after KJ Hamler departed for the NFL. Left alone with only Pat Freiermuth in 2020, Dotson seized a 28.3% target share and broke out. Leading the team in receptions and receiving yards, Dotson also showed he could play against top competition. Against Ohio State, he caught 8 passes for 144 yards and 3 touchdowns. He had at least 100 receiving yards in 5 of the 9 games he played in that season. They say the NFL lets players know when they're ready to be in the league, so we have to assume that’s why Jahan Dotson returned to Penn State for his senior season.

With Freiermuth gone, Jahan Dotson increased his target share to 30%, even though some of those targets came from Sean Clifford. He turned 91 receptions into 1,182 yards and 12 touchdowns. He earned a trip to the senior bowl, but did not play or practice after initially accepting the invite. His lack of presence caused speculation that he was smaller than advertised and was advised not to attend. Regardless of the reason, his production spoke for itself and he had nothing left to prove like Chris Olave, another senior bowl invitee who did not attend.

Jahan Dotson was selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Washington Commanders. Dotson arrives in a crowded WR room with Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel. As a two year high level producer, he’s got a shot to be the number one in this offense if you buy the narrative that Terry McLaurin has been miscasted as the alpha in this offense. If McLaurin moves to being more of a deep threat and Samuel continues to be a gadget guy, Dotson could be the leader in targets in the short to intermediate portions of the field.

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