The Dunbar, WV native achieved success in his four years at Marshall University where he recorded 165 receptions for 2,398 yards and 24 touchdowns. In 2011, he was named MVP of the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl. During his senior season at Marshall, Dobson had 57 receptions without recording a single drop.
Dobson was drafted by the Patriots 59th overall in the 2nd round of the 2013 draft. He showed a lot of potential that season with 519 receiving yards and four touchdowns. His first career catch was a touchdown reception against the Jets in week 2. He also had his first career 100 yard receiving game against the Steelers in week 9 with 5 receptions for 130 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Injuries plagued Dobson from late in the 2013 thru the 2015 season and he only played sparingly. He was cut by the Patriots in 2016 and shortly after, was signed by the Detroit Lions. Dobson was released by the Lions in October of last year.
This could be the fresh start that Dobson needs. Arizona is in need of a solid no. 2 and no. 3 receiver and Dobson is good enough to fill that role. His consistent hands and big play making ability are qualities the Cardinals are looking for. The Cardinals will kick off training camp July 29th and Dobson is expected to be healthy and ready to go.