MOBILE, Ala. — NFL coaches and scouts came to the Senior Bowl to evaluate Josh Dobbs’ on-field football skills.
By the end of the week, they had an idea of how much more there is to the 22-year-old former Tennessee quarterback, who led the SEC in passing efficiency while leading the Vols to single-season records for touchdowns and points scored.
Dobbs was among the players visiting Dodge Elementary School in Mobile on Friday, and the Senior Bowl organizers were there to take a video of his playful exchange with the youngsters.
— Reese’s Senior Bowl (@seniorbowl) January 28, 2017
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson, who is leading the South Team, named Dobbs the starting quarterback for today’s game (TV: 2:30 p.m., NFL Network) at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
Tennessee cornerback Cam Sutton is also playing for the South, and like Dobbs, has also enjoyed a strong week of practice.
Dobbs aims to win, but as he told SEC Country on Thursday, his week has already been a success.
— Josh Dobbs (@josh_dobbs1) January 28, 2017
“I’ve gotten a lot out of it, one, just growing my knowledge of the game and getting to be coached by an NFL coaching staff,” Dobbs said. “Then also in continuing to improve my fundamentals and show my competitive spirit.”
“My goals when I stepped on the field this week were to show my ability to make all the throws and exhibit arm accuracy, be able to do things under center and in the gun and in the pocket,” said Dobbs, “and to show I have what it takes to be a successful quarterback at the next level.”
Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs at Senior Bowl media night
Posted by Tennessee Volunteers Insiders on Tuesday, January 24, 2017