Keelan Doss

California-Davis
WO14

Prospect Info

College
California-Davis
Hometown
Class
CA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
211 lbs
31 3/4”
Hands
9 1/2”

Prospect Grade

5.49
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade
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Doss missed his junior season of high school football, thus falling through the recruiting cracks a bit despite a strong senior effort at Alameda High School (29 receptions, 577 yards, nine touchdowns) in California. He started two of 10 games played as a true freshman (22 receptions, 325 yards, 14.8 ypc, two touchdowns) but then missed the 2015 campaign with an ankle injury. Doss returned with a vengeance in 2016, receiving second-team All-Big Sky accolades by grabbing 66 throws for 911 yards and 10 touchdowns in 11 games (10 starts). He became an elite talent in 2017, finishing as a finalist for the Walter Payton Award as the top player in the FCS, as well as an Associated Press FCS All-American and Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year. Doss led the FCS in receptions (10.5) and receiving yards (136.3) per game, totaling 115 and 1,499 respectively while scoring seven times in 11 contests. He scored a 42-yard touchdown on his only rush of the year. Doss excelled with the Aggies again in 2018, helping former Boise State and Colorado coach Dan Hawkins win a Big Sky title and make the FCS quarterfinals. The unanimous first-team all-conference selection and second-team AP FCS All-American scored nine times in 13 starts, ranking among the nation's leaders in receptions (118) and receiving yards (1,334, 11.3 per reception). Doss and hit mother lost everything when their apartment building due to a fire set by a neighbor; the Alameda community stepped up to help them find shelter and replace their belongings.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 5
NFL Comparison
Geronimo Allison
Overview
Wins with a high football IQ and above average skill level, but has to prove he can transfer those elements into catches against NFL coverage. He is not a burner and can be a little delayed in defeating press, but he just has a feel for finding catches using above-average route savvy and ball skills. His lack of top-end speed and suddenness could push him towards a role as a big slot and WR3/WR4.
Strengths
  • NFL-ready frame and smart footballer
  • Runs routes with advanced attention to detail
  • Separates with crisp breaks and effective rocker step stems
  • Widens zones with route acumen to create more throwing space
  • Quarterback-friendly working back to the ball and scrambling with quarterback
  • Top-notch ball skills across the board
  • Fluid with mid-throw body adjustments
  • Drops and digs low throws and elongates for perfect high-point attempts
  • Soft hands to pluck it and tuck it in traffic
  • Dots feet in bounds on sideline catches
Weaknesses
  • Feet lack suddenness
  • Excessive stutter-step release to free himself vs
  • press
  • Press corners can attach to hip on outside release
  • Inflated catch production with screens and rub routes
  • Rare to see him race past a cornerback on a go
  • Vertical routes are usually crowded and contested
  • Inconsistent hauling in throws behind him
  • Nothing special with run after catch
Sources Tell Us

"He's got size and understands how to play the position. I don't know how he runs, but I like receivers who are at their best when the ball is in the air anyway." - AFC Receivers coach
GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league