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Despite Stature, Jets Undrafted Free Agent Receiver Stands out on Game Days

As the names of undrafted free agents begin rolling in for the New York Jets, we’ll be taking the time to review as many of them as possible as extensively as possible, and one player that has jumped out right away is Wake Forest wide receiver Greg Dortch.

Undrafted perhaps due to his size (5′ 7” 173), the diminutive receiver would have almost certainly heard his name called during the draft if only he’d been a few inches taller and a few pounds heavier.  “I was talking to a scout from another team this week who was fawning over him like he was Wes Welker” was how New York Daily News reporter Manish Mehta responded to a question about which undrafted free agents fans should be keeping an eye on as a guest on JetNation radio.

During his time at Wake Forest, Dortch accounted for over 30% of his team’s total yards as he racked up 1,800 yards and 17 touchdowns over the past two seasons as a receiver.  As a return man, Dortch added over 1,000 combined yards on kicks and punts, bringing a pair of punts all the way back for a score.

One would have to assume his primary competition for a roster spot will be Deontay Burnett when training camp opens up.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.