Position: Offensive Tackle
College: Georgia Tech
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Three-year starter at the demanding left tackle position who twice was recognized by the league's coaches for All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors … Despite playing with shoulder problems in 2002, he allowed only four quarterback sacks during his career … His size and strength have been major factors in the success of the Yellow Jackets' running game the past three years.
Positives: Has a massive frame with thick legs, thighs and calves, broad shoulders and a wide waist … Flashed adequate initial quickness off the snap … Not explosive in his first move off the line, but does deliver a strong hand punch to jolt … Will position and sustain vs. the bull rush, keeping his feet under him while showing good lateral agility on the move … Engages with force in run blocking, getting his hands into the defender's chest quickly to wall off and sustain … Readily adjusts on the move, showing the ability to engage and sustain on pulls and traps … Has quick redirection agility, doing a nice job of defeating the speed rush and counters … Carries a heavy hand to literally knock defenders down and is able to recover and sustain body control after the initial hit … Has a very strong leg base and works well with the guards to clear rush lanes in-line … His balance and exceptional lateral agility allows him to get out front on pulls.
Negatives: Still seems to be favoring a shoulder injury that caused him problems in 2002 … Has good foot quickness in the short area, but labors to accelerate when asked to block in space (will use his long reach vs. the edge rush, but can be defeated by a smooth swim move) … Has had problems controlling his weight in the past (when he plays over 325 pounds, he has stamina issues late in games) … Will deliver a heavy hand punch, but needs to be more consistent with its use (better vs. the pass than using it on the move) … Not the most focused player you will find (gets called for a high amount of false starts).
5.46 in the 40-yard dash … Bench-pressed 225 pounds 26 times … 4.89 20-yard shuttle … 8-foot-6 broad jump … 331/2-inch arm length … 101/2-inch hands ….
Attended St. Augustine (New Orleans, La.) High … Rated the No. 21 prospect in Louisiana by SuperPrep … First-team all-state by Louisiana Football Magazine, ranked among the Louisiana Top 30 by the New Orleans Times Picayune and named to Max Emfinger's Louisiana Elite 85 … All-district, All-Orleans Parish, all-metro and All-Catholic Elite League selection … Recorded 71 pancake blocks as a senior and 57 as a junior … Only allowed two sacks over two seasons.
Management major … Son of Arjell and Nathaniel Dorsey Jr. … Born Nathaniel Willie Dorsey III on Sept. 9, 1983 … Resides in New Orleans, La.
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