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Josh Dobbs | Quarterback

Team: Tennessee Volunteers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/26/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 216

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Steelers selected Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs with the No. 135 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.
Dobbs (6’3/216) made 35 starts at Tennessee, graduating with a 23-12 record, 61.5% completion rate, 53:29 TD-to-INT ratio, and 7.1 yards-per-attempt average. Dobbs also set school records in rushing yards (2,160) and rushing TDs by a quarterback (32), averaging 4.93 yards per carry. An impressive background, Dobbs has a degree in aerospace engineering. While Dobbs offers plus height, athleticism, and smarts, he is a rail-thin "push thrower" who doesn’t torque his body to generate velocity. Dobbs’ inconsistent decision making and footwork also led to inaccuracy and turnovers at Tennessee. Still intriguing in some respects, Dobbs offers a sliver of developmental upside. Sat, Apr 29, 2017 01:37:00 PM

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NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah hears that the Seahawks are "in the mix" to draft a quarterback on Day 2.

The Seahawks twice traded out of the first round on Thursday (first with the Falcons, then with the 49ers), giving them a whopping six picks (Nos. 34, 58, 90, 95, 102 and 106) to play with for Friday's second day of the draft. Davis Webb, DeShone Kizer, Josh Dobbs and Nathan Peterman are all quarterbacks who could see interest in rounds two and three. One additional Seahawks note that relates, here -- Yahoo Sports' Benjamin Allbright wrote on Twitter "don't put it past Seattle to draft [Kizer]."
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 02:48:00 PM

ESPN's Ron Jaworski believes that Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs is the Dak Prescott of this draft.

Jaws is not the first analyst to try to cram Dobbs into the Dak Prescott mold. "He made a lot of throws in college — just under a thousand throws. He played a lot, he’s a bright young man and he’s mobile," Jaworski said, adding that "I like guys that have that experience in college that projects them well to the NFL. It’s why I worry about a guy like Mitch Trubisky, who only played 13 games. I like guys that have experience." ESPN's Todd McShay said last week that Dobbs could potentially sneak into the first round. Or if not the first, then early in the second round. We think this is all a bit much -- especially the first round -- but it is looking more and more like the Tennessee gunslinger will be selected by the end of Day 2.
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 04:20:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that six quarterbacks will be drafted within the first 60 picks.

For reference's sake, the Cowboys hold pick No. 60 near the end of the second round. Brugler checks off locks in Mitchell Trubisky, Deshaun Watson, Pat Mahomes and DeShone Kizer, then forwards Cal's Davis Webb and Pitt's Nathan Peterman as two more that he expects to be drafted in the top-60. As for darkhorses to crash that party, Brugler named Miami's Brad Kaaya and Tennessee's Josh Dobbs as two possible sleepers to watch.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 07:58:00 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay said that Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs is "going to go early second round if he doesn’t sneak into the late first."

McShay made his rather bold prediction while making an appearance on Mike & Mike on Thursday. He also said that he would rather use a second-round pick on Dobbs than a first-round pick on Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky, Pat Mahomes or DeShone Kizer. The analyst's draft-partner-in-crime, Mel Kiper Jr. is also very high on Dobbs and suggested a second- or third-round selection while on a recent conference call. While there are aspects of the 6-foot-3, 216-pounder's game which intrigue us -- he is off-the-charts smart and boasts real athletic chops -- his extreme inconsistency as a passer makes even a second-round pick feel a bit heavy.
Source: Draftwire
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 04:29:00 PM

The Steelers hosted Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs for a pre-Draft visit.

Pittsburgh may be intending to grab a developmental signal-caller to learn behind Ben Roethlisberger and Landry Jones. Dobbs could be had for a low price after an up-and-down collegiate career. NFL Media's Chad Reuter slotted Dobbs into the early fourth round in a recent mock exercise.
Mon, Apr 3, 2017 04:34:00 PM

An AFC college scouting director said that Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs "definitely has the tools to be a solid player in this league."

"He's smart, tough and athletic. Plus, he showed at the Senior Bowl that he could adapt to a pro-style offense," the scouting director told NFL Media's Bucky Brooks. He then elaborated, explaining to Brooks that "I'm not saying he is a Day 1 guy, but I would certainly take a chance on him as a developmental player. He's a much better player than people think." Brooks' colleague at NFL Media, Lance Zierlein, just doesn't see it. Zierlein went so far as to write that there was nothing of a "starting-caliber level" to Dobbs' film from Tennessee. If one player is going to get the "next Dak Prescott" label during the draft, though, it will probably be Dobbs. He is taking part in pro day work on Friday. A strong showing there would likely lock him in as a early-to-mid-round pick on Day 3.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 01:36:00 PM

Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs will meet with the Tennessee Titans.

Dobbs will be taking part in pro day festivities on Friday and will chat it up with Tennessee in the process. The Chargers and Saints have previously run the dual-threat gunslinger through private workouts. At the NFL Scouting Combine, the 6-foot-3, 216-pounder made a strong impression (particularly in interviews), with an NFC personnel director telling NFL Media's Lance Zierlein that Dobbs "had a great feel for offensive concepts." While Dobbs posted some of the better overall athletic numbers for a quarterback during testing, he has legitimate issues with accuracy and it is an open question whether he will ever progress enough in that aspect of the game to put his sky-high football intelligence and athleticism into practice at the NFL level. If he is drafted, it will be as a Day 3 developmental-type selection.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 05:01:00 PM

The Chargers and Saints put Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs through private workouts.

Dobbs has been present throughout the draft process, playing for practically four years for the Vols, attending the Senior Bowl and then participating in the NFL Combine. There are flashes for Dobbs on the field, but he is practically the same quarterback as the one who touched the field his first season. He is a day three selection.
Thu, Mar 23, 2017 08:42:00 AM

An NFC personnel director told NFL Media's Lance Zierlein that Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs "really did a great job in his interviews" at the NFL Scouting Combine.

"He had a great feel for offensive concepts and could walk you through everything you wanted to see on the board," the personnel director explained. "Accuracy is his issue; it's definitely not football intelligence." In addition to his strong work in interviews, the 6-foot-3, 216-pounder showed off his athletic upside via a 40-yard dash of 4.64 seconds, a 33-inch vertical jump and a 6.75-second run through the three-cone drill. While he could see interest on Day 3 -- Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline views him as a sixth- or seventh-round pick -- NFL Media's Lance Zierlein writes that Dobbs' film is not of a "starting-caliber level."
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 06:00:00 PM

ESPN's Louis Riddick, who interviewed to be the 49ers GM, tweeted his praise for Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs' Senior Bowl week.

We know how intelligent Dobbs is off of the field, as he studied to become an aerospace engineer, but that intelligence does not always equal high caliber play. In fact, we don't think Dobbs improved from his first season at Tennessee. He's nothing more than a late round option in our eyes.
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 08:51:00 AM

Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs completed 23-of-38 passes for 291 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 118 yards and three additional touchdowns in Friday's 38-24 win over Nebraska in the Music City Bowl.

Peak Josh Dobbs in this one. He scored two of his three rushing touchdowns in the first half as the Volunteers worked their way to a 21-7 halftime advantage. The 6-foot-3, 216-pounder's squad held a slightly more vulnerable 24-14 lead entering the fourth quarter, but he made sure that did not slip away Arkansas style by notching a pair of fourth-quarter scores (one on the ground, one through the air). He finishes the season having accounted for an even 40 touchdowns. Dobbs will take part in the Senior Bowl next month as he looks to get his draft adventure off and running in 2017.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 07:24:00 PM

Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs will attend the Senior Bowl, according to Dane Brugler.

Dobbs initially accepted an invitation to the NFLPA game, but injuries to other Senior Bowl passers likely helped him earned an invitation. This happens frequently, so never write a name to an all star game in stone until that week kicks off. Two of those injured quarterbacks are Seth Russell and Chad Kelly. The senior crop of passers is not looking great, and one will try to help himself in Mobile, AL.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 09:05:00 AM

Tennessee senior QB Joshua Dobbs has accepted an invitation to play in the NFLPA all star game.

Dobbs was always a name that popped up in terms of quarterbacks at big programs with potential, but he has improved very little despite a wealth of playing time. Tennessee failed to reach expectations on the field, and Dobbs will do his best during the draft process to earn a draftable grade.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:47:00 AM

Tennessee senior QB Josh Dobbs completed 15-of-22 passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 190 yards and two additional scores in Saturday's 63-37 win over Missouri.

This game was far, far closer than the final score would indicate. After Mizzou connected on a field goal in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter, they drew to within 35-30. Dobbs would answer that in short order via a 70-yard touchdown run on Tennessee's next offensive possession. The Vols would eventually outscore the Tigers 28-10 in that fourth quarter, leading to the lopsided final margin. Dobbs has now rushed for 237 yards over his last two games and has thrown for exactly three touchdowns in each of his last three.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 08:27:00 PM