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All 32 teams represented at Indiana WR's Pro Day

Posted on: April 7, 2011 12:57 pm
 
Indiana wideout and kick returner Tandon Doss is considered one of the better "second-tier" prospects in the draft. This much was proven by the fact all 32 teams were represented at his Wednesday Pro Day, according to an NFL source on the scene.

Doss, who left after his junior season, is a two-time All-Big Ten selection who led the conference in all-purpose yards last season (175.8 per game) despite missing the opening game of the season with a groin injury. Doss battled through the injury throughout the season and had surgery on both groins on December 2, keeping him sidelined for the Combine and Indiana's initial Pro Day, March 10.

Doss, according to the source, was given a 2nd-3rd round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee.

Despite his production and high grade, teams are nervous about his recovery. Doss (6-2, 202 pounds) caught the ball fluidly during his workout Wednesday, but timed slower than hoped. This scout had him at 4.59 and 4.64, though NFL.com's Gil Brandt cites a source who had Doss timing between 4.62 and 4.67. Brandt also lists Doss as having a 32 ½-inch vertical jump , a 9-8 broad jump, and ran a 4.21 short shuttle and 7.04 3-cone drill and notes that these efforts are probably not indicative of Doss' true athleticism as he recovers from the surgery.

When healthy, Doss' ability as a downfield target and kick returner has been proven. Though he lacks true explosiveness, his size, good route-running and reliable hands make him an intriguing fit in the West Coast Offense.

Below is a video of his performance against Michigan in 2009. In it, you can see his versatility and big play ability.





Comments

Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: April 10, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Great game against MI? What does that prove?

Any receiver in the draft could have a career day against MI's pylon defense (all the offense has to do is run around them).


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