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Report: Colts open to trading 2015 1st-round pick, Phillip Dorsett

Jesse Reed
Phillip Dorsett

Indianapolis Colts rookie general manager Chris Ballard has a big job ahead of him to fix Ryan Grigson’s mistakes. One of the moves he’s reportedly open to making is trading receiver Phillip Dorsett, who was the first-round pick of the Colts in 2015. Remember, this was a guy the Colts thought was a “carbon copy” of DeSean Jackson in the summer of 2015.

Speaking on “The Rich Eisen Show,” The Ringer’s Mike Lombardi reported Dorsett is up for grabs if a team wants him.

In two seasons with the Colts, Dorsett hasn’t done much to justify being selected in the first round. He’s hauled in just 51 passes for 753 yards and three touchdowns in the passing game and has barely registered a blip as a return man.

A guy who some scouts coveted because of his speed (4.33-second 40-yard dash) coming out of Miami, Dorsett might still hold some value for a team that needs help. But at this point it seems like the Colts would likely get no more than a conditional late-round pick in exchange for him.

At the least, this report indicates that Dorsett isn’t seen as a guy who’s going to make any meaningful contribution to the Colts’ offense in 2017.