Miami WR Phillip Dorsett has workout scheduled with Panthers


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The University of Miami’s Phillip Dorsett could be an option if the Carolina Panthers opt to use the No. 25 pick of the April 30 NFL draft on a speedy wide receiver.

Dorsett ran the 40-yard dash in 4.25 and 4.27 seconds Wednesday during Miami’s pro day in Coral Cables, Florida, according to ESPN.com’s James Walker.

That was slightly faster than the reported 4.33 seconds he posted at the NFL combine in February.

Dorsett told Walker he had private workouts scheduled with Carolina, Atlanta and Miami but made no projections on where he might go in the draft.

“I have some workouts coming up, but you can’t really tell,” Dorsett said. “You never know. I’ve heard stories about guys thinking teams are going to draft them, and they get drafted by a team that they never thought would draft them. So you never know how the draft is going to go.”

Dorsett has been projected as a late first-round to second-round pick.

The Panthers are looking for a dynamic speed receiver to play opposite Kelvin Benjamin, last year’s first-round pick out of Florida State.

Carolina also showed interest in Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman, who has a visit scheduled in Charlotte April 16. Perryman isn’t a first-round projection, but he also met with the Panthers at the combine.

Perryman is a bit undersized at 5-foot-11 and 239 pounds, but he ran the 40 in 4.56 seconds Wednesday before pulling a muscle in his second run.

Meanwhile, the Panthers waived guard Derek Dennis and linebacker Horace Miller.