Could Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs be a steal for an NFL team in 2017 like Dak Prescott was for the Dallas Cowboys in 2016? Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden thinks so.
According to WATE-TV reporter Emily Proud, Gruden said as much Thursday while Dobbs was taping his appearance on “Gruden’s QB Camp” series on ESPN.
“I saw something special in Dak Prescott last year and, I’m not saying I’m always right, but I see it in Josh Dobbs too,” Gruden said.
— Emily Proud (@emprosports) March 16, 2017
Tennessee coach Butch Jones also was in Orlando for the filming of the show, based on a photo tweeted by Proud with him in it alongside Dobbs and Gruden.
Dobbs is expected to be a sixth-round pick, according to CBSSports.com’s prospect rankings.
Dobbs finished his career by passing for 7,138 yards and 53 touchdowns. He also rushed for 2,160 yards and 32 touchdowns.
Prescott was named the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year for his stellar first season with the Cowboys. The former fourth-round pick threw for 3,667 yards and 23 touchdowns as a rookie.
Dobbs is joined this season on Gruden’s show by Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Miami’s Brad Kaaya, Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer, Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes, Pittsburgh’s Nathan Peterman and North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky.
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