Broncos in fifth round take Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) May 2, 2015
Smooth trigger with limited stall at the top of his backpedal when firing forward. Can gather himself quickly to change direction. Takes few false steps and is able to sink hips and hit brakes quickly when called on. Former high school wide receiver with reliable hands and outstanding balls skills. Looks to attack the throw as often as he can and is rarely outmuscled on 50/50 balls. Has 15 career interceptions in three years, including two for touchdowns in 2013. Above-average instincts and feel for what quarterback will look for on third down. Athletic with the hips and feet to act on instincts and ball skills. Called a "workaholic" by teammates. Plays through pain and rarely misses practice.
Fell in love with the "big play" after 2013 and took too many chances in 2014. Desire to challenge every throw leads to undisciplined, lazy technique at times. Plays tall in backpedal. Takes aggressive, high-risk angles in attempt to undercut throws and make the interception. Will likely always be a feast or famine cornerback as a pro. Gets too committed to recover effectively against a double move. Relies on grabbing and downfield mauling that won't be allowed in NFL. Atrocious outing vs. Rutgers, giving up six catches for 162 yards and three touchdowns. Inconsistent play speed on tape. Inconsistent demeanor in run support. Can be bullied by bigger wide receivers at the point of attack.
Doss was a ball-hawk coming up with 15 career INT. As far as where he fits in the secondary? It gives you a rotation of Harris Jr., Talib, Roby, Webster, Carter, and Doss. That is a very deep rotation and the rookie will have to earn his spot.
|Broncos 2015 Draft Picks|
|1||23||Shane Ray||DE/OLB||6'3"||245||Missouri||Scouting report|
|4||133||Max Garcia||C||6'4"||309||Florida||Scouting report|
|5||164||Lorenzo Doss||CB||5'10"||182||Tulane||Scouting report|
|6||203||Darius Kilgo||DT||6'3"||319||Maryland||Scouting report|
|7||252||Josh Furman||S||6'1"||210||Oklahoma State|