CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- University of Miami wide receiver Phillip Dorsett didn't have to participate in every drill during the school's annual pro day Wednesday. Dorsett established through game film and the combine that he's already one of the fastest players in the NFL draft.
However, Dorsett opted to dazzle coaches, general managers and scouts one more time with his blazing speed and good hands. He officially ran a 4.25 and 4.27 during a pair of 40-yard dashes, performed good routes and didn't have any drops during passing drills.
Overall, Dorsett's star shined brightest at Hurricanes' pro day.
"I improved on everything I did at the combine, so I think I had a good day," Dorsett said afterward. "I wouldn't say [I had] anything to prove. It's just me and my competitive spirit, coming out here and doing everything because I know everybody wants to see it. Everybody likes to see a guy go out and compete and do everything.
"I made my mind up right after the combine that I was going to do everything at pro day, even though I had a good combine."
Dorsett's two sprints Wednesday morning created a buzz from NFL personnel and onlookers. I saw several scouts looking at each other's stopwatches to make sure they had the right sub-4.3 time after Dorsett crossed the finish line.
It was an ideal time for Dorsett to perform well. According to the University of Miami's athletic department, representatives from all 32 teams were in attendance to watch Dorsett and other Hurricanes who are entering the draft later this month. The Miami Dolphins, in particular, had 13 representatives, including head coach Joe Philbin, general manager Dennis Hickey and vice president Mike Tannenbaum.
"The guys did a great job today," Hickey said of Hurricanes players. "You just match it up with the college tape."
Dorsett said he will work out with the Dolphins before the draft, as well as the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers. He has no idea where he will end up but could help a team looking for speed at receiver and in the return game.
"I have some workouts coming up, but you can't really tell," Dorsett explained. "You never know. I've heard stories about guys thinking teams are going to draft them, and they get drafted by a team that they never thought would draft them. So you never know how the draft is going to go."