Chicago, IL—After taking Florida center Max Garcia in the fourth round earlier today, the Denver Broncos second day three pick was used on Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss—this time in the fifth round (164th overall). Doss joins a stacked cornerback corps that includes two Pro Bowlers in Chris Harris, Jr. and Aqib Talib, as well as former first round phenom Bradley Roby.
At 5-foot-10, 182 pounds, Doss is a former high school wide receiver and it shows in his game. He is a fluid athlete, with speed to boot. He ran a 4.47 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. He is an instinctual corner, with a good feel for understanding routes and quarterback tells.
Doss is a bit on the thin side for an NFL corner, so he’ll need to get with Strength and Conditioning Coach Luke Richesson early and often to develop more of a pro body. Again, General Manager John Elway sticks to his board, taking what the Broncos surely had as the best player available, because the team does not have needs at corner.
This move could also be a foreshadowing of the Broncos intention to move Bradley Roby to free safety. Roby said earlier this week that although he’s willing to do whatever the Broncos ask of him, he most certainly views himself as a corner.
Here’s what MHH resident draftnik Erick Trickel had to say about the Broncos selecting Lorenzo Doss.
”I’m a big fan. Doss is a jack-of-all-trades type of corner. He reminds me of fellow 2015 NFL Draft prospect Chris Harris (no relation). Doss fits the Broncos defense and likely pushes Tony Carter out, whom they have been trying to use as a package to trade up.”
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