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.
48 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 sack, 3 INT
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.