Phillip Dorsett – WR
The Atlanta Falcons brought in Laquon Treadwell from the Minnesota Vikings to add depth, as well as push Russell Gage for the third role in the Falcons passing attack. Treadwell played in 13 games in 2019 and only managed to get 16 targets. In 2018 and 2019 combined, Treadwell managed to have seven drops. Compared to Dorsett’s one, that’s horrible for a guy who will be competing for a simple role in the offense.
By all measures, Treadwell has been a major bust as a former first-round pick in 2016 and really not worth the headache of seeing him drop balls when a guy like Dorsett is still available.
However, Dorsett did have a rather disappointing 2019 season as he and Tom Brady never fully got on the same page and their connection never materialized to what was expected. Dorsett became more of a deep threat in 2019 as his yards before catch went up from five yards on average in 2018 to 11 in 2019.
Nonetheless, Dorsett is a proven route runner and is very much a reliable option in the slot. His 4.3 speed can burn almost any defender and bring back the Taylor Gabriel threat that the Atlanta Falcons have lacked since his departure.
Dorsett joined the Seahawks on the same deal the Atlanta Falcons gave Treadwell. A one year, $910k deal.