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2015 NFL Draft: Scouting Denver Broncos cornerback Lorenzo Doss

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Scouting the Denver Broncos fifth round selection

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos selected former Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Doss was ranked as the 176th player in the 2015 NFL Draft according to CBS Sports, and ranked as the 23rd best cornerback in the 2015 draft.

Doss played three seasons at Tulane and put up some good numbers. During his three-year career, he totaled 126 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 14 interceptions(for 281 yards), 2 defensive touchdowns and 26 pass deflections. His best season came in 2013 when he totaled 34 tackles, 7 interceptions(for 185 yards) and two defensive touchdowns. His stats dropped in 2014 because teams avoided him.

Lorenzo Doss

Cornerback, Junior, Tulane

Height: 5"10" Weight: 182lbs 40 time: 4.5 seconds

Arm Length: 29 3/4" Hands: 9"

Bench Press: 9 reps Vertical Jump: 33.5 inches

Broad Jump: 115.0 inches 3-Cone Driil: 7.20 seconds

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.26 seconds 60 Yard Shuttle: 11.90 seconds

Film Room:

Scouting Report

Strengths:

  • A smooth athlete
  • Changes direction easily
  • Great ball skills for a cornerback
  • Has broad shoulders and a athletic build
  • Has a nose for the ball
  • Baits quarterbacks into bad throws
  • Great instincts
  • Aggressive play
  • Played press, off man and zone in college
  • Helps out in the run game
  • Makes plays after interceptions
  • Is considered a "workaholic" and loved by his teammates
  • can play inside or outside

Weaknesses:

  • Took too many chances in 2014
  • Jumps routes and needs to show patience
  • His aggressiveness can lead to sloppy technique
  • Sometimes takes bad angles
  • A little stiff in the hips
  • Double moves can get him
  • Doesn't have ideal size
  • Can have issues with bigger receivers

My thoughts:

He is a very interesting prospect. Good production in college and I like his ball-hawking abilities. Has good ball skills, sticky hands and is aggressive. I like those qualities from a cornerback.

His size will probably limit him to being a nickel corner. Doesn't have the size or strength to consistently play outside

His over aggressiveness is his biggest weakness. Will jump routes looking for the big play and can be beat by that. If coached up well I think he can be a good nickel cornerback.

This gives the Broncos a very deep group of cornerbacks. Chris Harris Jr., Aqib Talib, Bradley Roby, Kayvon Webster, Omar Bolden, Tony Carter and now Doss.

Solid pick right here.

Broncos 2015 Draft Picks
Rd Pk Player Pos Ht Wt College Scouting Report
1 23 Shane Ray DE/OLB 6'3" 245 Missouri Scouting report
2 59 Ty Sambrailo OT
6'6"
311
Colorado State
Scouting report
3 92 Jeff Heuerman
TE
6'5"
254
Ohio State
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
7 250 Trevor Siemian QB 6'3" 220 Northwestern
7 251 Taurean Nixon CB 5'10" 183 Tulane
7 252 Josh Furman S 6'1" 210 Oklahoma State