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Phillip Dorsett Flashes Speed, Signs Rookie Deal On Wednesday

Intro: On Wednesday afternoon, Colts first-round pick Phillip Dorsett became the sixth 2015 draft pick to sign their rookie deal. Third-round picks D’Joun Smith and Henry Anderson are the lone remaining draft picks to sign their contracts.





INDIANAPOLIS – On a day Phillip Dorsett officially became an NFL player, one move on the practice field indicated he was already a professional.

With the Colts beginning 11-on-11 work during OTA No. 5, Dorsett was matched up against Pro Bowl cornerback Vontae Davis.

Seconds after the snap, Dorsett went from being covered, to running free behind Davis, and the entire Colts secondary.

"He's got rare, rare speed and burst," Chuck Pagano said of Dorsett after Wednesday's OTA session.

"He's so smooth that he doesn't look like he's running until he's five yards past you.

Minutes after the Colts wrapped up their fifth OTA of the offseason program, Dorsett put pen to paper in inking his rookie contract.

"I've been waiting for this moment for a long time just to get it over with," Dorsett said after signing his deal on Wednesday afternoon. "Now, it's just on to football. That's all it is right now. Just going out and continuing to get better every day in this offseason program."

The Colts are moving Dorsett all over their offense, surely as a preview of what will be seen from the rookie in 2015.

A player with the talent of Dorsett, lining him up in multiple spots is a necessity in taking advantage of favorable matchups.

Pagano was quick to point out on Wednesday that Dorsett's football IQ has allowed the Colts to place him in so many different spots.

"The offense is not one that most guys can come in and play the X, play the Z, play the F, multiple spots," Pagano said on Wednesday.

"He's picking things up well (though). He's got good hands. I don't know if he's dropped four or five balls since he's been here."

When Dorsett returned to the Colts locker room on Wednesday following his contract signing, the smile wasn't going away.

An hour earlier, Dorsett was making plays against a Pro Bowl cornerback.

Now, the rookie was minutes away from letting the ink dry on officially joining the NFL. 

"When you think about all the work that I put in, it's crazy," Dorsett said. "I came a long way from high school, to college, to now where I'm at right now.

"You definitely have to earn it and I'm glad I did. All I can say is I'm blessed. I'm blessed."

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