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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject: Round 4 Pick 135: Josh Dobbs 6'3 216 4.64 Reply with quote



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OVERVIEW
Expectations were high for Tennessee and Dobbs coming into 2016, but unfortunately there wasn't a SEC East title or Heisman Trophy in the picture. One of the most intelligent (aerospace engineering major) and likeable players in college football, Dobbs did perform well at times in his senior year, racking up 2,946 yards and 27 touchdowns through the air and 831 yards with 12 scores on the ground. His 12 interceptions set a career high, however. Dobbs started all 13 games for the first time in his career as a junior (2,291 yards, 15 TD, five INT passing; 671 yards, 11 TD rushing), which followed a strong sophomore campaign where he was named the TaxSlayer.com Bowl MVP after accumulating 205 yards of offense and three scores against Iowa. The four-star recruit from Georgia actually started four games for the Vols as a true freshman (695 yards, two TD, six INT passing; 189 yards, one TD rushing).
ANALYSIS
STRENGTHS Has the ball handling and release quickness to get the ball out early when challenged by sudden pressure. Able to get through progressions to the check down option. Throws a tight spiral with adequate drive velocity. Eye-catching deep pass accuracy (47.7 completion percentage) with 14 touchdowns on throws 21-plus yards. Displayed good mental toughness. Can make timely exits from the pocket and win with his feet against overzealous rushers who vacate their rush lanes. Has explosive ability as a runner. Offers a team packaged-play potential in short yardage situations.
WEAKNESSES Could use more weight on his frame. Below average delivery balance affects his accuracy and ball placement. Footwork is uneven and causes him to throw from unbalanced platform too often. Throwing motion causes him to push some throws. Floats the deep out allowing defenders to close out his passing windows. Decision making not where he needs it to be. Can't always get away from poor looks once he's made his mind up pre-snap. Threw nine interceptions on just 104 attempts beyond 10 yards this season.
DRAFT PROJECTION Round 3
BOTTOM LINE Dobbs is hardly incompetent as a passer, but he hasn't shown as much growth with his ball placement and accuracy as scouts had hoped to see from this former four-star prospect. Dobbs has decent size and is an outstanding runner outside the pocket which could appeal to a team looking for a developmental quarterback with play-making ability.
-Lance Zierlein


Steelers Draft Picks Review... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldWyf8mnGPM

Dobbs Tribute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfVAg4jFnIY

Game that made me a believer in Josh Dobbs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2z3pKKDztw

http://www.wbir.com/sports/college/vols/josh-dobbs-excited-to-be-a-steeler/435210538

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2706652-josh-dobbs-drafted-by-steelers-top-twitter-takes-to-4th-round-pick

http://www.espn.com/nfl/draft2017/story/_/id/19274289/pittsburgh-steelers-pick-tennessee-volunteers-qb-josh-dobbs-fourth-round

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIkhbxgzPxs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6_WxFx4CAI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfVAg4jFnIY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh_TFX3barI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFxkXp-omOA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt8V7HUrgCU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMsTAI9-beE
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the player. Hate the pick.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DR43 wrote:
Like the player. Hate the pick.


Why?
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armsteeld wrote:
DR43 wrote:
Like the player. Hate the pick.


Why?


I want to obtain guys who can help us next season. Dobbs clearly isn't one of those guys.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DR43 wrote:
armsteeld wrote:
DR43 wrote:
Like the player. Hate the pick.


Why?


I want to obtain guys who can help us next season. Dobbs clearly isn't one of those guys.


There generally is not many of those in the 4th round.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DR43 wrote:
armsteeld wrote:
DR43 wrote:
Like the player. Hate the pick.


Why?


I want to obtain guys who can help us next season. Dobbs clearly isn't one of those guys.


Considering Ben is never healthy for 16 games, I wouldn't necessarily say its an impossibility for him to contribute next season. However, QB's that aren't accurate in college don't tend to magically become accurate in the NFL. Worth a flier though I suppose
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Pretty much the same as the Connor pick. Like the player just went a pick early than I thought. Interesting to see what he brings.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steelers22 wrote:
DR43 wrote:
armsteeld wrote:
DR43 wrote:
Like the player. Hate the pick.


Why?


I want to obtain guys who can help us next season. Dobbs clearly isn't one of those guys.


Considering Ben is never healthy for 16 games, I wouldn't necessarily say its an impossibility for him to contribute next season. However, QB's that aren't accurate in college don't tend to magically become accurate in the NFL. Worth a flier though I suppose


His foot mechanics are off and mess with his accuracy. I expect him to basically redshirt this year and really have his mechanics worked on.
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If you guys are concerned with Dobbs accuracy, I ask you to watch the 2016 matchup vs Texas A&M. His guys failed him so many times during the game. The OL sucked and he was throwing off his back foot because he had no other option.
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I had him in a lot of early mocks on here and everyone said no! Cool
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Dobbs was easily one of our better selections in the draft.
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armsteeld wrote:
Dobbs was easily one of our better selections in the draft.

I see him as a career Backup. So I guess it all depends on how much you value that.
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Well for sure he is the smartest guy on the roster...
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I love Dobbs in the 4th round instead of any QB in the first round of the 2017 draft.
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Everyone likes talking about Josh Dobbs accuracy/mechanics. Impressive throws: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6_WxFx4CAI

*1:04 rollout to right flat. Defenders tries deflecting through with right hand but Dobbs fits in perfectly.

*1:41 pocket collapsing, bodies closing in on and Dobbs launches a perfect pass 57 yards down the field towards the right hash directly into his WR's arms. Watch as he steps up, squares away, sets his feet and launch that missile!

*2:23 defender playing under coverage but stumbles at the goal line but it doesn't matter as Dobbs floats the throw over his head for the td.

*3:04 sprint right but defense plays it decently. Dobbs on the run throws a bullet towards the right sideline into the WRs chest as the defender barely misses by less than a couple of inches.

*3:18 QB draw and watch Dobbs stutter and then run through Neal and then Tabor! Neal tried to blast him but Dobbs is a powerful runner.

*3:29 know defensive tendencies. Fake the screen to the flats and then hit the slot WR on the stutter wheel route in the end zone for easy td.

*4:14 back shoulder throw again. AB and Bryant love those throws.

*Bama playing Cover 2 and Dobbs beats them for a touch down between two defenders. Short WR ran an Out and Slot ran Flag. Dobbs drilled the ball as the CB wasn't able to get there fast enough. Gutsy throw.

*4:53 throw to the right sideline which showed perfect mechanics.

*4:59 touch pass as he sails the ball while hitting the WR in stride. Seems like the easiest throw but we've seen Tom Brady, Payton Manning, and Big Ben miss similar throws.

*5:34 look at that throw over the top of two defenders and in between two deeper defenders! Beautiful!

Regardless of what the media is telling you, Joshua Dobbs was drafted to be Big Ben's replacement. Might be a year or two from now but this guy is the real deal.
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