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NFL Draft Profile: Tulane CB Lorenzo Doss

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NFL Draft Profile: Tulane CB Lorenzo Doss

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of 200 prospects, including what the scouts around the league are saying and video interviews with each player.

Lorenzo Doss (CB), Tulane

5’10” | 182 lbs.

2014 stats:

48 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 sack, 3 INT

Projection:

5th round

What scouts are saying:

"Doss is a thin but functionally strong cornerback with an overriding desire to compete for every ball thrown his way, which led to 33 passes defensed and 15 interceptions during his three-year stint at Tulane. He wasn't challenged very often in 2014 and his long speed will be revealed in his workouts, but his ball skills and ability to flip the field should gain him additional attention from general managers." - Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

"Doss has sticky fingers, showing the ability to extend and pluck the ball and quickly control it. He doesn't panic when the ball is in the air, doing a nice job of either locating it and making a play on it himself, or ripping at the hands of receivers as they attempt to secure the catch. Doss was asked to play press, off-man and zone at Tulane and despite leaving with eligibility remaining comes with three years starting experience. He's balanced and controlled in coverage, showing good route anticipation and breaking downhill on the ball. Doss recognizes his run responsibilities and can avoid blockers on his way to the ball-carrier. He'll occasionally lower his shoulder but is generally a duck and swipe tackler, though he does a nice job of getting the ball-carrier to the ground." - Rob Rang, CBSSports.com

Fit for the Bears:

Adding depth at cornerback is certainly a goal for the Bears heading into the 2015 NFL Draft. Doss' ball skills make him an intriguing mid-round target for the Bears. After Kyle Fuller and Tim Jennings, the Bears have major question marks in the slot as most of the potential suitors are better fits on special teams. Doss could be a name that Ryan Pace selects in the later rounds to compete for a spot on defense and special teams in 2015. 

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Bears sign LB Devante Bond to replace Roquan Smith on active roster

Bears sign LB Devante Bond to replace Roquan Smith on active roster

The loss of Roquan Smith to injured reserve on Monday (torn pec) created an obvious need for the Bears at linebacker on the depth chart.

Fellow starter Danny Trevathan will likely miss Sunday's game against the Packers as he continues to rehab his elbow injury, which leaves little depth behind Nick Kwiatkoski and Kevin Pierre-Louis, the reserves-turned-starters in Week 15.

As a result, Chicago signed former Buccaneers linebacker Devante Bond on Monday.

Bond, 26, was selected by Tampa Bay in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL draft after a strong career at Oklahoma and has six starts on his resume over the last three years. He was released by the Buccaneers on October 19 after being suspended by the NFL for four weeks for violating the league's PED policy. 

Bond will slide into a reserve role for the Bears.

Allen Robinson's 'Within Reach Foundation' hosts holiday shopping spree for Chicago Youth Centers

Allen Robinson's 'Within Reach Foundation' hosts holiday shopping spree for Chicago Youth Centers

Bears wide receiver has had his best stretch of the season recently, collecting at least 5 receptions and a touchdown in each of his last three games. But Robinson is taking the cake as perhaps the Bears MVP off the field too, as his "Within Reach Foundation" just accomplished an awesome goal in providing quite a great experience for a group of underprivileged youths. 

Robinson's Within Reach Foundation hosted 25 kids from the Chicago Youth Center and gave the kids an excellent experience that started with an early Christmas shopping spree for each kid. Also as a part of the event, each child received football with Robinson's autograph on it and a $150 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods. 

"A lot of kids don't have things under the Christmas tree... being able to do this for kids is fun," stated Robinson. 

The ultimate goal of Robinson's Within Reach Foundation is to positively impact at least 5,000 students by the end of 2020 through their various outreach programs. 

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