Keelan Doss 2019 NFL Draft Profile

Keelan Doss
PALO ALTO, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Keelan Doss #3 of the UC Davis Aggies looks on during pregame warm ups prior to the start of their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Overview
Position: Wide receiver
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 211 pounds
School: UC Davis Aggies

Combine Performance Data
Bench Press: 8 reps

Keelan Doss 2019 NFL Draft Profile

Keelan Doss is a senior out of UC Davis. Doss started in two games his freshman year where he tallied 22 receptions for 325 yards and two touchdowns. An ankle injury resulted in him missing his entire 2015 campaign. In 2016, Doss returned with a stellar year in which he started 10 out of 11 games and recorded 66 receptions for 911 yards and 10 touchdowns.

The following year, Doss finished as a finalist for the Walter Payton Award as the top player in the FCS and really came into his own. In ten games, he had 115 receptions for 1,499 yards and seven touchdowns. He also recorded a 42-yard rushing touchdown on his only attempt of the year. Doss continued his outstanding play his senior season in a year which saw him record 118 receptions for 1334 yards and nine touchdowns. He was also named to the FCS All-American second team.

Strengths

  • runs the full route tree;
  • boasts an NFL frame;
  • adjusts to the ball in air well;
  • crisp route running;
  • attacks the ball at its highest point;
  • few drops;
  • good at reading zone coverage.

Weaknesses

  • lack of acceleration;
  • struggles to beat press coverage;
  • doesn’t have elite top line speed;
  • struggles at creating separation;
  • can’t consistently break free of jams.

NFL Comparison: Geronimo Allison

Teams With Need at PositionTennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers

Projection: Rounds four or five

Bottom Line

Even though Doss had an amazing collegiate career, it was against tier II talent. He didn’t play in a power conference, thus his experience against future NFL talent is minimal at best.

With that being said, he still has all of the intangibles required to be a starter at the next level. Whichever team drafts him will need to focus on building his strength to help break free of press coverage and his straight-line speed. If developed correctly, Keelan Doss will possess all the tools necessary to be a solid slot wide receiver in the NFL. If everything breaks right, he can be a constant contributor at the WR 3-4 position throughout his rookie deal, and then a team falls in love with him enough to sign him as their WR2. Look for him to be drafted anywhere from the fourth to fifth round.

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