An early entry into the 2015 draft as a junior, Lorenzo Doss lived around the football with 15 interceptions in three seasons while being avoided by offenses in 2014. He has top-tier ball skills and appears as a smooth, twitchy cornerback in his backpedal. Doss will attack the ball in the air and has good eyes to locate the pass once he's turned his back to the ball. He has smooth, quick hips and times his man turns very well. When asked to play zone coverage he has the plant-and-drive to meet the ball at the receiver and the hands to make it his own. Doss didn't test particularly well but plays with more agility than he showed at the combine. He has early starter potential in a Cover 2 or zone scheme.
Doss is small with average length and below-average strength; his decision to leave school early looks questionable. He lacks the long speed needed to carry NFL receivers down the field and doesn't have the frame to hold up at the point of attack. Doss may be limited to zone coverage or slot cornerback duty in the pros. He has to limit his gambling for the ball in the NFL and stop jumping routes that will lead to huge gains against top-tier talent. Doss can get intimidated and owned in coverage if he struggles early and will let his frame get pushed around and boxed out by physical receivers.
Passes Defended: 9
FINAL GRADE: 5.30/9.00 (Quality Backup)