In spite of many doubting his ability to make it at the next level, former Vols QB Josh Dobbs continues to impress people with his work on and off the field as the NFL Draft approaches.
Dobbs recently received the honor of being selected as on the seven quarterbacks invited to take part in Jon Gruden’s QB Camp, portions of which are aired on ESPN.
Gruden, who is a Super Bowl-winning NFL coach who was once a graduate assistant for the Vols, brings college football’s elite quarterbacks into his film room ahead of each NFL Draft to pick their brains and give the audience a chance to get to know the guys who could be the next NFL stars at the position.
Dobbs recently took his turn with Gruden, and the Vols football Twitter account shared some video from the exchange:
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) March 16, 2017
Not unlike Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott last season, Dobbs has shown a strong work ethic and willingness to learn and get better in the months since finishing his time in the SEC. Prescott turned that into a fourth-round draft selection by the Dallas Cowboys and ended up winning the NFL Rookie of the Year after leading the Cowboys to a 13-win season. While that may be a tall order for the next “underrated” SEC quarterback, it’s certainly a model for Dobbs to attempt to follow as NFL teams assess whether he’s worth a look at the next level.
Dobbs finished his career at Tennessee with 7,138 yards passing and 85 total touchdowns, including 32 on the ground.