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2017 NFL DRAFT

Lorenzo Doss, CB

School: Tulane  |  Conference: AAC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 182 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
176235

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.462.611.5509 33 1/29'7"4.267.20

Player Overview

When Washington selected wide receiver Ryan Grant in the fifth round last year it marked the first time a Tulane player had been selected since 2009. Doss, who elected to give up his final year of eligibility to enter the draft early, hopes to follow in his teammate's footsteps.

Doss certainly has the production to pique scouts' interest. In just three years with the Green Wave, Doss recorded 15 interceptions, earning Second Team American Athletic Conference honors in 2014 (Tulane's first in the AAC) and a spot on the Conference USA squads the previous two years. Three of the interceptions came last season, along with 48 tackles and a team-high nine passes breakups.

Doss looks the part with broad shoulders, good overall musculature and good overall athleticism. His best asset, however, may be his hands. Scouts love players with a knack for making big plays, and Doss certainly has shown that.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Doss has broad shoulders and an athletic, well-proportioned build. He is a balanced, coordinated athlete who has an easy gait and possesses excellent body control and hand-eye coordination to fight for the ball.

Doss has sticky fingers, showing the ability to extend and pluck the ball and quickly control it. He doesn't panic when the ball is in the air, doing a nice job of either locating it and making a play on it himself, or ripping at the hands of receivers as they attempt to secure the catch.

Doss was asked to play press, off-man and zone at Tulane and despite leaving with eligibility remaining comes with three years starting experience. He's balanced and controlled in coverage, showing good route anticipation and breaking downhill on the ball. Doss recognizes his run responsibilities and can avoid blockers on his way to the ball-carrier. He'll occasionally lower his shoulder but is generally a duck and swipe tackler, though he does a nice job of getting the ball-carrier to the ground.

WEAKNESSES: Workouts could prove important for Doss, as he runs with more efficiency than explosiveness on tape. He is aggressive on underneath routes and does not show elite burst to recover if beaten on a double move.

Doss is a bit tight in the hips, taking a half-step to redirect fully, which helps receivers create separation against him. Some of Doss' most impressive interceptions at Tulane came while trailing and high-pointing underthrown passes when more accurate passes could have beaten him over the top. Doss doesn't back away from physicality but he'll let teammates do the dirty work if he can get away with it, as he's guilty of a bit of standing around the pile.

--Rob Rang

 
 
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05/05/2015 - A closer look at the Broncos' nine picks: Round 5/164 -- Lorenzo Doss, CB, 5-10, 182, Tulane...Doss turned pro with one year of eligibility remaining after intercepting 15 passes during three seasons at Tulane in which he started all but three games. The Broncos' cornerback depth means that he will only see extensive playing time if a wave of injuries hit, but he could compete with Kayvon Webster to be the No. 4 cornerback. - The Sports Xchange
 

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