Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va
High School: Landstown HS
Kyle Dockins was an interesting prospect coming out of Virginia Beach. He was rated as a 2 star TE by Rivals, as a 2 star WR by Scout and as a 3 star Athlete by ESPN. The Hoos recruited him as a WR/TE combo, and he also received interest from Pitt and Georgia. He could've fit as a DE or OLB as well.
Right now, Dockins is listed at WR. This is largely because he hasn't been able to really add any bulk to his frame. He's got decent speed for a TE, but he'd be a bit slow for a WR. He has very good size for a WR, and has the ability to go up for a ball. He also has good hands and catches the ball well without letting it get into his body.
As a WR, Dockins isn't likely to be a deep threat. He can be a possession guy, able to use his size and quickness to get open against a zone. As a TE, he'd be dangerous on seam or post routes because he'll be faster and quicker than LBs or bigger than Safeties guarding him. However, at this point, he isn't capable of playing as an inline TE, making him purely a WR.
A common refrain during these profiles has been the Hoos' depth at WR. Once again, this comes into play. Dockins simply isn't needed on the field right now. This gives him two more full seasons to grow into his body, and develop into either a dangerous TE or a possession WR. He'll have plenty of competition at either position.