Still, Kiper hasn't seen the explosiveness out of Dobson that would move him out of the third round and into consideration in the first or early second round.
"I don't think he's as explosive as some of the others," Kiper said. "That burst out of his break, you don't see like you do with some of the other receivers."
Dobson currently sits outside Kiper's list of the 2013 draft's top five receivers. Scouts, Inc. rated him its ninth-best receiver, while NFLDraftScout.com has Dobson rated its 10th-best receiver and No. 71 overall prospect.
If drafted, Dobson will be the 38th NFL draft pick in Marshall history. It would be the third straight year a Herd player was drafted, with tight end Lee Smith taken by New England in 2011's fifth round and defensive end Vinny Curry taken by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012's second round.
Even as scouts and experts comb through Dobson's plusses and minuses, they don't forget to mention his ability to make the spectacular catch. His one-handed grab against East Carolina in 2011 went viral on the Internet and was considered one of the best college football plays of the year. And even though his touchdowns were down as a senior, he still showed he could stretch out to make the difficult grabs.
Kiper said the right team could hone his natural talent, polish him and help him become a complete wideout.
"He needs to be coached up a bit, as a wide receiver coach looking at him and developing him," he said. "He has the raw talent."