Dorsett looking to make the most out of early starts

Phillip Dorsett.

Phillip Dorsett has a good chance to make a big impact on the field this season for the New England Patriots, seeing that the team will be without its lead receiver for the first four games of the 2018—19 season.

Veteran wideout Julian Edelman will serve a four-game suspension at the start of the National Football League (NFL). And to make the opportunity even sweeter for Dorsett, New England traded wide receiver Brandin Cooks to Los Angeles Rams in April after one solid season in New England.

Dorsett checks in at 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds and clocked 4.33 seconds in the 40, nearly identical to Cooks in terms of size and speed.

In a recent interview, Dorsett said he looks forward to the challenge of taking on a lead role with the Patriots.

“It’s early,” he cautioned during minicamp last week.

“I’m just getting all the reps I can and coming out here and trying to do the right thing every day. Just learning as much as I can and going out there and working hard.

“Running my routes with perfection and catching every ball, working hard in the weight room and on my conditioning. I’m just making sure I’m ready when camp comes.”