Greg Dortch

Wake Forest
WO13

Prospect Info

College
Wake Forest
Hometown
Class
VA
r-Sophomore
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 7"
173 lbs
29 1/4”
Hands
9 1/4”

Prospect Grade

5.40
Priority free agent
How We Grade

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The diminutive but quick Dortch only played two seasons for Wake, but his impact was felt throughout the ACC as a receiver and returner. He was a playmaker in high school, being named Virginia 5-A Player of the Year as a senior at Richmond's Highland Springs. Wake coaches redshirted him in 2016, limiting his contributions to the scout team. Dortch was a Freshman All-American and second-team All-ACC all-purpose player (53-722-13.6, nine TD receiving) the following fall and also earned honorable mention all-conference honors as a return specialist (20-162-8.1 punt returns; 18-397-22.1 kick returns). In 2018, he was a first-team all-conference selection as both an all-purpose (team-high 89-1,078-12.1, eight TD receiving; 5-20-4.0 rushing) and returner (25-276-11.0, two TD punt returns; 18-376-20.9 kick returns) as a 12-game starter. He missed Wake Forest's bowl game with a hand injury and declared for the draft.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority free agent
NFL Comparison
Jamison Crowder
Overview
Smooth, fluid slot receiver whose smallish build is overshadowed by his toughness in the middle of the field and talent as a return man. Dortch is productive, but has issues finishing contested catches and will need to run his routes with greater focus and urgency in order to maximize separation from defenders. He has the hands and quickness to become a future starting slot, but there will be teams who scratch him from their board due to his lack of size.
Strengths
  • Responsible for 39 percent of team catches and 36.6 percent of total receiving yards
  • Toughness cannot be questioned
  • Finished a 2017 game against Louisville after puncturing small intestine
  • Plays with fluid movement skills
  • Adequate quickness to separate from breaks
  • Leverages and snaps off route to open a catch box
  • Fights back against contact at route stem
  • Catches without fear with safeties bearing down on him
  • Able to drop and rescue low throws
  • Good elusiveness after the catch
  • Talented downhill returner on both punts and kick
Weaknesses
  • Can be too nonchalant with elements of his routes
  • Lacks consistent push in the drive phase
  • Needs to get in and out of breaks with consistent quickness
  • Drifts from the turn at the top of the route
  • Frame too small for contested catches
  • Waits for throws to get to him
  • Very limited catch radius
  • Leisurely finding space against zone vs
  • Boston College
  • Relies on athleticism over technique to uncover
Sources Tell Us

"Our philosophy values production and roster versatility. When you look at his per game production during his career against what we consider quality competition and then add his return value, it pushes him up probably a good round." - NFC director of college scout
GRADE
8.0
The perfect prospect
7.3-7.5
Perennial All-Pro
7.0-7.1
Pro Bowl talent
6.7-6.8
Year 1 quality starter
6.5
Boom or bust prospect
6.3-6.4
Will be starter within first two seasons
6.1-6.2
Good backup who could become starter
6.0
Developmental traits-based prospect
5.8-5.9
Backup/special-teamer
5.5-5.6
Chance to make end of roster or practice squad
5.4
Priority free agent
5.0-5.1
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league