Josh Dobbs is on the rise, according to one of the foremost NFL Draft experts.
Mike Mayock of NFL Network said the Tennessee quarterback has “starter traits” and had this to say about Dobbs, according to Paul Domowitch of Philly.com.
“He’s played a lot of football. He’s long and athletic. He has a whippy arm, which I like. A very live arm. After his pro day, I got several texts from coaches and scouts telling me how impressive he was. He’s a very smart kid. Majored in aerospace engineering. Interned with Pratt & Whitney. He’s a very athletic kid. His downside is a lack of consistency with his accuracy and the spread-quarterback thing. But he’s a guy a lot of people look at and feel he has starter traits, starter physical traits. But he’s going to take time to develop.”
Dobbs had a fine performance at the NFL Draft combine, with “measurable” results such as: 4.64 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 33 inches on vertical leap, and 9 3/4 inches hands. Dobbs came in at 6 foot 3, 216 pounds. In the 40, Dobbs was second out of quarterbacks behind only Trevor Knight of Texas A&M, who ran a 4.54.
Dobbs also threw the ball well at February’s combine in Indianapolis, outperforming Clemson’s Deshaun Watson in pretty much every phase of the exercise.
Athlon’s 2016 SEC Offensive Player of the Year, Dobbs gained 3,781 total yards of offense last season and joined Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott and Florida’s Tim Tebow as the only SEC quarterbacks in history to record 15 passing TDs and 10 rushing TDs in multiple seasons.
Dobbs is an aerospace engineer major.
Where will Josh Dobbs be drafted?
Mayock has Dobbs slated to be picked in round 3.