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Miami Hurricanes Football 2016 Player Profile: Standish Dobard

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In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile players from each position that they think should get more face time. They will recap their previous year, or in some cases, preview what may be to come. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

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Standish Dobard

TE - 6'4 255 - Senior - New Orleans, La.

2015 Stats:  8 catches, 90 yards, 1 TD.

Big time blocker who should help the running game, and catch an occasional pass.

Has yet to establish himself in the receiving game over the course of his career, but looking better by all accounts:

Summary:  It's not going to be easy to see a lot of targets, when you play the same position as David Njoku and Christopher Herndon IV.  But Dobard needs to make the most of his opportunities (and hold onto the ball when he does) when he sees the ball.  As a blocker, he is already a brute force, which guarantees he will see reps.  Two years back, he displayed pretty good chops running after the catch on a few occasions, but he also fumbled twice. I don't expect that to be an issue, with the new coaching staff emphasizing ball security. When he gets chances in 2 TE sets, I think he'll have a chance for a few big plays. Defenses will have to worry about Njoku, but if you sleep on Big Stan he's still good enough to make you pay.  I expect Dobard to be a consistent blocker, and haul in 10-15 passes this year in what should be a very TE heavy offense.