Josh Dobbs had a pretty great career in Tennessee and went from being a second thought on the bench to a top notch starter. He’s also been rocketing up draft boards because of his off-field and on-field intelligence. It’s been well-documented that he is one of the smartest football players in the country having taken aerospace engineering courses and taking internships with Pratt & Whitney.
He’s made it known that he would love to end up as an aerospace engineer, but is obviously pursuing an NFL career first having put his name into the Draft. His numbers at the NFL Combine looked good and he even outperformed Deshaun Watson at times. However, FOX Sports analyst Charles Davis says his intelligence could actually cost him with his teams in April. This quote comes via GridironNow:
“He’s got to make sure everyone knows he loves football,” Davis said. “If a kid has other options, immediately scouts want to zero in on, ‘Does he love the game first?’ Evaluators are going to use that against him, as crazy as that sounds.
“If he (Dobbs) were to ask me, I’d tell him point blank, ‘Make sure you let them know you love the game and you are willing to do everything possible to become an NFL player. … Let them know you don’t want to build airplanes for another 10 to 15 years.”
NFLDraftScout.com has Dobbs pegged as a sixth-rounder right now, but he could prove to be a good diamond in the rough for a team that takes a flier on him late. He could even become the next Dak Prescott if given the opportunity.
[h/t Saturday Down South]