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Jahan Dotson Works Out With Colin Kaepernick Ahead Of NFL Draft

Since departing from Happy Valley after his most recent first-team All-Big Ten campaign, former Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson has already immersed himself among established NFL names.

Over the weekend, Dotson joined Colin Kaepernick in Texas for a workout and route-running session with the former San Francisco 49ers gunslinger. Additionally, Jalen Reagor of the Philadelphia Eagles and former SMU pass-catcher Danny Gray also accompanied Dotson, among other players.

The workout was arranged by David Robinson, a self-proclaimed professional wide receivers coach who offers one-on-one and group services for aspiring route-runners. Robinson’s clientele consists of several former and current high-profile stars at the position, including Dez Bryant, Antonio Brown, Chris Godwin, Emmanuel Sanders, and Van Jefferson.

Following Kaepernick’s documented training day in the Lone Star State, which is posted above on his Instagram, the quarterback headed east to Atlanta, Georgia, to continue his pursuit of finding a new NFL home this offseason. There, Kaepernick joined Justin Fields, Tyrod Taylor, and Josh Dobbs at Moorhouse College for a passing clinic in hopes of giving the former Super Bowl runner-up increased exposure ahead of his comeback attempt.

Kaepernick commanded the 49ers under center from 2011 to 2016, but the former Nevada product hasn’t been on an NFL roster in nearly six years. During his final campaign in San Francisco, Kaepernick was the topic of public debate after electing to kneel for the national anthem prior to his squad’s preseason road matchup with the Green Bay Packers.

His movement began as an effort to combat police brutality and racial injustice. In 2016, Kaepernick played in 12 games, compiling 2,241 passing yards, 16 touchdowns, and four interceptions.

After hitting the free-agent market once Kyle Shanahan took over at the helm in the Bay Area, Kaepernick was never signed to an NFL roster. As a result, Kaepernick filed a lawsuit against the league for accusing owners of collusion for keeping him out of a locker room setting.

While it remains to be seen if Kaepernick will receive another chance to prove himself in the NFL, Dotson’s draft stock still remains high off of a solid combine performance in Indianapolis. At Lucas Oil Stadium, the Pennsylvania native impressive scouts with a 4.43-second 40-yard dash time, a 121-inch broad jump, and a 36-inch vertical leap.

Currently, scouts have the Nittany Lion slotted as a late-first round or an early second-round selection. He’ll get a chance to boost his draft stock even more once Penn State’s Pro Day rolls around on Thursday, March 24.

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Connor Krause

Connor Krause is a sophomore from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania double majoring in journalism and business. He is a lifelong Penn State football and basketball fan and enjoys rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams. In his free time, Connor can be found playing golf or pick-up basketball. You can follow his Twitter and Instagram @ckrause_31.

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