NFL analyst Bucky Brooks mentioned Joshua Dobbs earlier this week as a mid-round prospect to watch – saying that teams looking for the next Dak Prescott should take a long look at Tennessee’s former quarterback.
But perhaps labeling Dobbs as a mid-round pick isn’t giving enough credit, at least according to ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.
Kiper held a conference call with reporters on Wednesday and said that he could see Dobbs being selected in the third round, possibly as high as the second later this month when the NFL Draft rolls around.
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That would put Dobbs just outside the top group of quarterbacks that includes Deshaun Watson, Mitch Trubisky, DeShone Kizer, Patrick Mahones and a few others, depending on which analyst you trust.
Kiper and fellow ESPN analyst Todd McShay also both put out a new two-round mock draft on Wednesday. McShay has Derek Barnett going to the Carolina Panthers at No. 8 overall and Alvin Kamara to the Raiders at No. 56 overall. Kiper also Kamara going to the Raiders at 56th, but has Barnett going No. 30 overall to the Steelers.