Josh Dobbs- QB Tennessee

6-3.3, 216, 6.75 3-Cone! (O) 4.64!

10'2" Broad!  33" Vert! 4.31 SS,

32 5/8" Arms, 9.25" Hands,

Fight For Consistency. 

By TOM

Dobbs is a very smart man. "I knew he was really smart, but I thought he really did a great job in his [Combine] interviews, an exec said. "He had a great feel for offensive concepts and could walk you through everything you wanted to see on the board. Accuracy is his issue; it's definitely not football intelligence." Plus, he is as tough as Brady.

He should go on Day Two. "Each one is working pretty hard. Dobbs has come from a different system and now is playing a pro-style offense and is picking things up pretty well" Hue Jackson said." Webb can really throw the football. He has a really strong arm and poise, and today he showcased his arm talent. And Antonio is a really good athlete. He throws the ball extremely well. They all have different skill sets and each one will play in the NFL." He has some tricky feet in the pocket. Knows how to escape and throw moving out to his right.

He played in the Senior Bowl for Hue Jackson and the Cleveland staff. They were said to be very impressed with his smarts and toughness. The more I think about it the more I think they will find a way draft him and take impact players with there first two picks. Then snag him on Day Two.

He is the guy in this Draft I would bet my job on. "The buzz is definitely growing, which feels good," Dobbs said. "A lot of different coaches have come to have workouts, have meetings, we have different future visits set up as well so I'm excited. It's been a grind of course, but it's a once in a lifetime opportunity, so my goal is to make the most of it." GMs and HCs  are trying to decide if they think he is the guy that they would bet their jobs on. He had a great 2016 season:

Overview: Finished Tennessee career with a 23-12 record (including 3-0 in bowls) as starting quarterback, tying Condredge Holloway (1972-74) for the fifth-most wins by starting quarterback. Set UT records for career rushing yards by a quarterback (2,160), career rushing touchdowns by a QB (32), single-season rushing yards by a QB (831 in 2016) and single-season rushing touchdowns by a QB (12 in 2016). His 2,160 rushing yards also rank 14th among all players in program history. His 7,138 career passing yards rank fifth in Tennessee history and his 9,360 yards of total offense (7,138 passing, 2,160 rushing, 62 receiving) rank third in program history behind only Peyton Manning (11,020) and Casey Clausen (9,577). His 3,781 yards of total offense (2,946 passing, 831 rushing, 4 receiving) in 2016 ranks second in Tennessee history only to Peyton Manning's 3,789 in 1997. Joined Mississippi State's Dak Prescott and Florida's Tim Tebow as the only SEC quarterbacks to record 15 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns in multiple seasons. 
Is one of only four quarterbacks in SEC history to have 50 career passing touchdowns and 25 career rushing touchdowns. The others are Florida's Tim Tebow, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and Mississppi State's Dak Prescott. Set or tied UT bowl records in 2016 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl for most passing yards per attempt (10.7), most rushing touchdowns (three, tying James Stewart), most total plays (47, tying Jimmy Streater), most points scored (18, tying James Stewart) and most touchdowns responsible for (four). Led Tennessee to its third-straight bowl victory (first time since 1994-96), defeating Nebraska, 38-24, in the 2016 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (12/30). Finished 23-of-38 for 291 yards and one passing touchdown and also ran for game-high 118 yards and three touchdowns (Music City Bowl record) on 11 carries. His 409 total offensive yards are the second-most all-time in Tennessee bowl history.

When you draft a QB, whether you like it of not you are betting your job that he can lead your team to the Playoffs. "Dobbs definitely has the tools to be a solid player in the league," a scouting director said. "He’s smart, tough and athletic. Plus, he showed at the Senior Bowl that he could adapt to a pro-style offense. I’m not saying he is a Day 1 guy, but I would certainly take a chance on him as a developmental player. He’s a much better player than people think." The lower the Round the less you have to put on that bet, but eventually most coaches and GMs lose there jobs because of an inability to draft and groom a QB. 

The bottom line is that the way the NFL has judged QBs, for the most part, has clearly been wrong. "I think the sky's the limit for Dobbs," ex-Tennessee WR Robert Meachem said. "I think he showed a lot of scouts that he really could spin that ball. Coming here, they may have thought his mechanics were different. But from what I saw, he can spin it just like the rest of them." NFL QBs have to have a minimum level of arm strength, but whether then can spin it or not is one of the lowest rungs on my totem pole. 

The latest and purest example of this is Mahomes. He can "spin it" like no other QB in this Draft. He is the most exciting QB in this Draft, because he makes wacky Manziel like throws that make coaches go, "no-no-no-no-no ... yes!" If you are repeated going no-no-no when a QB throws than you know for a fact that he cannot play in the NFL. If you think Mahomes is a 1st Round pick than you should be fired. College QBing is mostly physical. NFL QBing is all mental (because all the QBs are drafted with a minimum physical qualifications). Mahomes showed none of the mental acumen needed to play QB in the NFL.

Recently someone did a list of the top ten 1st Round QBs: Andrew Luck (Colts), Cam Newton (Panthers), Matt Ryan (Falcons), Matthew Stafford (Lions), Flacco, Sam Bradford (Rams), Ryan Tannehill (Dolphins), Jameis Winston (Buccaneers), Marcus Mariota (Titans) and Teddy Bridgewater (Vikings). Only there is something wrong with this picture. 

Taking a QB in the 1st round is a surefire way to get fired. Yet every year they rate the QBs as Day One or Day Two prospects. Then all the bad QB teams freak out and suddenly all the Day Two QBs have to be taken in the 1st Round. Which is folly, and turns into a disaster. 

Why all the Day One failures? QBs taken in the 1st are forced to start before they are ready, because they can spin it. But mentally they are kindergartners in college. Day Three QBs were littered through out last years Playoffs, because they are given 3 to 5 years to develop. Mahomes will need a solid five years to develop mentally to become a starter in the NFL. As a 1st Round pick he won't get that.

Lets take an honest appraisal of this list, which is flawed. But fine, who isn't flawed. Winning Playoff QBs in 2017 top ten 1st Round QBs: Andrew Luck (NO), Cam Newton (NO), Matt Ryan (Yes, 2 and 1 in Playoffs this year), Matthew Stafford (no-lost in 1st Round), Flacco (NO), Sam Bradford (NO), Ryan Tannehill (No-lost in 1st Round), Jameis Winston (NO), Marcus Mariota (NO) and Teddy Bridgewater (NO). Only there is something wrong with this picture. One QB on this list won a Playoff game. Where was Roger, Alex Smith, and Rapistburger? 

Seven of the ten QBs did not even make the Playoffs. It takes years for QBs to develop into Winners, and usually even longer to develop into Playoff Winners. Day Two and Day Three QBs get years behind the scenes developing, and that is why the become winners. The mental machinations an NFL QB has to go through, just on one play to complete a pass can be staggering. The Mental machinations a QBs brain has to go through to get through a game with an NFL game plan takes 3 to 5 years of NFL training just to truly start to understand. 1st Round QBs too often aren't given that time.

Drew Brees was drafted in 2000, and groomed for a year on the bench, as all QB should minimally be groomed. Then he was groomed for four more years in San Diego, and four more years in New Orleans before he became a Super Bowl winning QB in 2009. 

It took him nine years to get out of the tall grass, and to find a defense that was good enough to help him win a Super Bowl. "He's like Drew  almost, in a way," former Saints WR Robert Meachem said. "He writes everything down and then it goes like he writes it down so it was kind of neat and normal to me because being with Drew, that's what he does." If he is like Drew Brees than he is on the nine-year developmental plan.

Which means that whoever Drafts and coaches him as a rookie is not going to be with him when he wins a Super Bowl. "I want to play the game. It is great. I love it," Dobbs said at the Senior Bowl. "I definitely wanted to go to school and major in something that I enjoyed and loved and can make a career out of after I finish playing the game of football. But football is my next profession, and I am excited about that and I want to make the most of it." Dobbs has already gotten NFL coaching at the Senior Bowl.

He has to get drafted by someone who understands that he is not ready, and won't rush him to try and save his own job. "I thought Josh Dobbs did extremely well," Hue Jackson said at the Senior Bowl. "He completes the ball. He is athletic, and he has a good arm. He throws the ball extremely well. I was a little surprised at how well he threw the ball." That patience is found with Day Two and Day Three QBs.

He was excellent at the Senior Bowl. "Josh Dobbs, who was down at the Senior Bowl, again he continues to impress me," Louis Riddick said. "He looked very comfortable, looked a little bit robotic in some of his drops, but his accuracy, again, was good, and he didn’t flinch at all in this, which I think continues to bode well for his prospects once he continues to get the kind of NFL environment coaching he’s going to get." He was tops at the scouting Combine.

Getting four (or five) years of experience in college is invaluable for a QB (1st Round QBs almost exclusively get three, as they are forced to come out early). "It is fun to get back on the field," Dobbs said at the Senior Bowl. "Coming out here is a great platform to compete, show my football IQ and show my adaptability to various things, various offensive looks. And it’s a chance to show my competitiveness. I just want to come out and play and enjoy the game." Senior QBs who play at the Senior Bowl get a great head start at understanding what they don't understand.

That is the head start that Dobbs got on all the QBs that will be taken ahead of him. He is tough as nails, He can get knocked to the ground, get up, read a defense, and complete a pass on the next down. "I don’t need any more motivation at this point," Dobbs said at the Senior Bowl. "I am self-motivated and I am trying to write my own story and come out and compete. This is a great stage. It is a great opportunity and you have to treat it like that." He seems to be that rare guy that needs to be hit before he can settle down and start to play well.

He has it all mentally. "He is an extremely smart guy, and obviously played at an extremely high level for a really good program that coach (Butch) Jones runs at Tennessee," Titans Jon Robinson said. "He is a team-first guy, he is a tough guy, he is a really good athlete. He made some really good throws in the Music City Bowl I was able to watch, and it will be good to evaluate him this week in this setting." He played in the SEC against more talented teams almost every week, and won.

He is the top developmental QB in this Draft. "I guess I just don’t get it when people call me a developmental prospect," Dobbs said. "It downplays my skills and my ability. Yes there’s a learning curve, no matter who you are, at the next level. But there are guys that have taken the reigns and just run with it. We saw it last year with Dak [Prescott]. We saw it with Russell Wilson. You need to give someone a chance to see what they can do. So I don’t really get the whole developmental term in general." But then again, I think all these guys are development guys. So maybe I should say that he is the best Day Two QB, and I only have Trubisky and Watson as Day One QBs.

FLA: On 4th and 5, he hit Jennings right in the hands, and he was being covered by Tabor. That was a great clutch throw, after his WRs dropped SIX-passes, and one guy didn't even try to catch one. They had to start rolling him out, just so he could get a chance to throw against FLA's rush.  This guy takes a beating and then gets up and throws with accuracy. He can hit the WR right in the hands while being swarmed over by D-linemen. But he is not getting a lot of help. His WR had FIVE drops in the first half against FLA. His O-line was sending passrusher after passrusher into his face play after play. But he kept having to take off as guys grabbed him and hit him, and tried to bring him down. And his receivers stink. He threw one down the sideline, and the WR didn't even make an adjustment on a pass that was a little inside. Didn't even try to get a hand on it. 

Vanderbilt: He might have been the best QB in the second half of the season. He sometimes doesn't move his feet at all when he catches the snap. Runs very well on the Option. When the O-line gave him time he can throw. Started running too much. They started calling Draws as well. He is tough to tackle. TMIWTMIL. Runs with amazing power for a tall player. He is a freak athlete with great open field speed.

Dobbs Music City Bowl:

He is a QB who can run really well, but doesn't run first when he gets panicked out of the pocket. He can throw well on the move (:01). Never taking snaps under center and running Options really hurts his NFL development. These shotgun-Option offenses are a crime against young QBs with the talent to play in the NFL (:16). Every time you see him run an option it is a negative for his ability to learn the NFL game mentally.

When you see the QBs hands flapping and clapping that means that he is not calling signals, and the coach of his team is hurting his NFL potential (:28). He can run the Option like Kaepernick (:40). But so what? Look at Kaepernick now. No team in the NFL wants him.

As I said, physically he is as talented as any QB in this Draft, but it is all mental for these kids from here on out (:57). Play action facing the defense, and then whipping the ball outside is not an NFL play (1:09). First, he remained calm in the face of pressure (1:25). Not the smartest play ever made, but he was calm and kept his head, and it didn't result in a turnover (though I hate when guys judge plays solely by results. Those are the guys that love Manziel and Mahomes).

He will need some time, just to learn to call signals and play under center (it's a crime I tell ya!). Watch the great feet as he moved up in the pocket, and his eyes down field. Notice he had a great lane to run through to his right, but threw instead. First and foremost, you cannot be a run-first-QB and play in the NFL (1:39). I like the play action and the eyes downfield (1:52). But that is not an NFL play action. He doesn't turn his back to the Safeties. Then he just dumped it off to Kamara again. Nice play, but not a lot of NFL potential on display. Other than when he turned and threw it is as quick as it gets. It is never a bad play to dump it off to the RB, and he threw an accurate ball that allowed his RB to catch it, and see the defense quick.

Nothing (2:10). NFL teams are going Empty more and more, but please-please-please throw it past the LOS. He showed he has the ability to read a defense presnap and make an adjustment. Every QB has to do that every drive in the NFL. Nice 3-step drop. But his feet got a little hyper and he over threw the WR (2:27). One of the reason I like him is that he started off slow every game and didn't seem to settle down until he got hit (2:47). And he was the most relentless QB coming back in the 2nd half all season.

A QB has to win on 3rd down for his team to win. In fact, I often say that a QBs main job is to win on 3rd down and keep those drives alive. He threw a terrific pass down the seam to his slot guy Kamara. With pressure on his right, and over the three rushers who dropped out to cover. That was an NFL throw (but that sure as hell wasn't an NFL catch 3:07;). He has some trickeration. You can see he at least took his eyes off the defense a little on the play action. as he ducked his head (3:30). This is another NFL throw. He hopped up into the pocket with Brady like form, and fired a perfect strike to Malone (who is inconsistent, but can be very impressive sometimes) 27-yards down field between three defenders, and hit him in stride, with the edge collapsing behind him.

He found a lane to throw throw behind the edgerusher (3:44). Again with the double fake. Then he faded to his right, and look at the open space for him to run through on his right. But instead he read the safety, glanced to the right a little (which looked like it may have been a fake to try and move the safety). Then watch how fast the ball got to the RB, after he snapped his head back over to the left (3:57). That was an NFL throw. He play faked, he didn't run when he had lane he could drive a tank through, he tried to manipulate the safety with his eyes, and then got the ball fast to his play maker.

He checked the play. He eyed the defense. Play action, three step, stepped up into the pocket, and threw with pressure on his right. Nice basic mechanics (4:17). Option runs hurt his potential, but he did take a nice hit (4:37). Next throw, but not the next play after the nice hit (4:20). He 3-steps, and then had to avoid a rusher. He had to panic out of the pocket, as he some how used his elite feet to avoid three other rushers. This is one of the reasons why he will be a successful NFL QB if he gets drafted in the 2nd or 3rd, and groomed for three years. He had a lane to run through after he was panicked out of the pocket. But instead, he got his eyes back down field, and threw the ball where only his guy could catch it.

Yuck (5:20). Yuck (5:45). I like how he turned to the left, and then turned back to the right to throw, and he dropped it again (5:57). Yuck (6:08). Terrific 3- step drop, hitch, and throw with accuracy down field. I have to watch that again (6:17). He had some pressure on both edges. Stayed calm. Perfect form, and hit his receiver who was not wide open. His receivers did not get wide open a lot for him. You can see so far the three or four passes that he threw downfield to his WRs all had DBs close or in their shirts.

He snapped it quick, before the defense was ready. And threw a bubble screen (6:35). He got flat footed in the pocket and lost control of his pass. Everything in athletics starts with the feet. You cannot control the pass if you cannot control your feet (6:45). He had to check with his coach on the sideline (6:57). Watch this play. He shifted outside to avoid the rush a little, but didn't panic at all. This is when most of the QBs take off, but watch how fast he gathered himself and hit the crossing WR. That is another NFL throw.

Dude, watch this throw. He got swallowed up in the pocket, but kept his feet hopping forward. Then went back across the field to his third or forth option, and hit his WR on the deep cross. That was his best throw of the game so far for his NFL potential (7:10). Watch his feet as he slid to the left with his eyes downfield (7:21). Then he put the ball where only his WR could catch it. But it was too high and outside.

Two-minute drill. Lazy feet lead to bad throws (7:33). Terrific three step drop. He waited just enough to give Kamara time to sneak through the line. Then watch the nice high release over the OLs (7:41). His feet get a little lazy as he looked left, and then turned and threw to his right (7:57). He panicked in the pocket and kept the ball (8:08). 2-step drop, and a soft touch pass over the middle (8:33). Yuck (8:50). What a potential crushing way to end a nice clutch drive. 

Nice play action into a 3-step. He does a nice job hopping up into the pocket and then puts the ball on the opposite shoulder as the DB. I liked that throw (9:00). You have to be able to throw quick when they send the blitz. He dumped that off beautifully with four rushers in his face (9:10). That is a solid NFL throw.

Yuck. Why do they always run the replay on those potential killing plays (9:30). But they don't run the replay on this great NFL throw in the face of pressure from the six man rush, with one rusher dropping out (9:51). One of the biggest mistakes judging QBs is that too many evaluators think that a long run on a QB Draw is a great play, and that pass to a well covered WR in that flat in the face of two blitzers coming up the gut was mundane.

He rolled out, and then threw the ball away as he was hit. I would have liked to see him hit a WR in the face of that pressure (10:20). This is why he will be developed into the best QB in this Draft. He ran an NFL play action, and turned his back to the Safeties, and really sold it. Then he read it right as he rolled to his right. He gathered his feet. Slid forward, and hit his WR in the hands 40-yards down field (10:17). That's all I have to say.

Sorry, watch this throw in the face of pressure, as he is getting slammed in his gut, off his feet. Crap, he doesn't throw on the next play, or before the quarter ended (10:34). He put it where only his WR could catch it, as the pocket collapsed around him (11:14). He really threw deep with touch and accuracy when he kept his feet (11:44). I thought I was done. He showed everything I wanted to show, except completing a pass after a big hit. So I have to go search for that.

Dobbs Vs Nebraska:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFxkXp-omOA

Dobbs Vs Alabama 2015:

He took the big hit, and then got slammed to the ground. This is the next play. This is why he will be the best QB from this Draft. After the hit, he showed everything we want to see from a QB. He turned his back to the Safeties on the play action. Then he leaped back and threw a hook shot, over the blitzer in his face, and hit his WR going outside (:19). That is what you have to do to play QB in the NFL. Everything else is gravy. I love gravy.

He got ab-so-lutely destroyed on the stupid QB Draw. This is the next play. He ran a play action, and was about to throw, after he avoided the blitzer, but he got blown up from behind by Jared Allen, who hurts QBs when he hits them. But he was able to read the coverage and find a WR to throw to. Then he took a second straight head rattling hit (:39). This is the next play. He got a quick pass out to the RB on the swing pass (:46). Not a great play after the two big hits. But he showed he could read the defense after the first big hit, and hold onto the ball as he has tsunamied in the back. And he completed the pass after the second big hit.

He took another devastating hit, but didn't throw after it (1:20). I don't want to do this, but that was a nice NFL throw (1:34). He learns. Watch how he kept his eyes desperately on sideline as he ran, after he was devastated on a couple runs (1:42). His world got rocked back by another devastating hit (1:58). He kept his footwork perfectly, but didn't complete the next pass, and took another hit.

He got sacked by four guys, Then the DT drove him backwards into the turf (2:46). This may have been the next play, but enough time went off the clock to say it wasn't. He used his feet nicely to shuffle to the left, but couldn't read the D because he locked onto one guy. Then he took another big hit by multiple defenders (2:42). He showed the ability to get up after the big hit and complete the next pass in 2015, and he took a beating that a junkyard dog couldn't handle in this game.

Dobbs Vs Alabama 2015:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt8V7HUrgCU

Dobbs VS A&M:

This was his first throw after he took a big hit on his arm and turned the ball over. He shuffled back nicely. But then tried to make the hero throw after his big mistake (:38). He was tackled and swarmed over by a bunch of defenders (1:35). This was the next play. LOL (1:42). He went out for the pass and caught the Touchdown.

He took a nice helmet hit by the second defender when he was on the ground. I think this was the next play. He hit his outside WR (1:57). He got hit multiple times running the stupid option (3:08).  (3:45). This is real nice. He ran an NFL play action and turned his back to the safeties. He threw it short, but placed the ball where only the WR could get his hands on it (3:19). That was a nice pass. Any higher and the safety could have snagged it. Any lower and the CB could have snagged it. But mostly it was nice because he turned his back to the defense on the NFL play action.

He got dragged down by two defenders (3:37). This was the next play. He stood in the pocket, a little flat footed, and hit the WR in the hands in tight coverage (3:44). He got hit by three defenders and was sacked (4:10). This was the next play (4:21). He crossed his feet a little off the snap. Then he 3-stepped, and stepped nicely into the throw. He put in on a rope to his WR crossing 15-yards downfield. 

This was his next throw after the big fumble. He made a throw into coverage (4:45). He rumbled bumbled and stumbled down for a nice collision with the ground (5:12). This was the next play. He stood tall in the pocket and found his third option over the middle. That was an NFL throw (5:23). He ran the stupid option, and it looked like he bashed his helmet on the ground as he was tackled (5:38). Maybe not, but this was the next play (5:47). He turned and fired quick to the WR slanting.

He completed the Slant, after his WR dropped the ball and it was intercepted (6:19). I like how he went to his third option here. You have to be able to go across the field with your eyes in the NFL (6:30). Great play action where he put his back to the defense. Unfortunately the O-line forgot to block. So he got hammered twice, and the second looked like a cheap shot (6:39). This was the next play (6:51). That was not a screen. The O-line failed utterly. But Dobbs was still able to throw with four rushers in his face and complete the pass. That was a great NFL pass.

He threw it on the opposite of the WRs shoulder as the two defenders. One thing I loved the most about him is that he kept coming back (7:01). Huge sack by Hall, and two rushers crashed on top of Dobbs, and drove him into the ground (7:11). This was the next pass, but not the next play. The next play was obvious a four yard loss on a run (7:24). He threw a nice pass into the hands of the WR who dropped it, as a rusher flew in and hit him again. 

He got driven down hard by two guys after the throw (8:17). This was the next play. Last season I thought he was right up there with Peterson and Watson in getting up off the ground and keep coming back for more. He completed the pass after another big hit (8:29). He kept coming coming back all last season, and he hit his WR in the hands for a pass that should have gotten them within a TD (9:01). And the WR dropped it.

He got hammered out of bounds inside the 10, and they ran it in to get within a TD (9:10). His WRs just kept dropping the ball all season long (9:27). Then Dobbs kept making nice throws with multiple rushers in his face. That is tougher than it looks after your WR dropped a big one (9:35). He put it on the WR's hands 25-yards downfield, but he was hit as the ball arrived (9:45). This throw is incredible (9:57). He three stepped. Then he drifted away from Garrett. Then he sensed him coming, and hopped up inside the OLT, and threw it over the head of the OL, and hit his WR 15-yards down field on a rope on the sideline. He dropped it.

3rd and 10 with the game on the line, after his buddy failed him twice. He 3-step dropped, and then fired it to the WR as his back foot hit the ground. But his buddy couldn't convert (10:08). Last chance saloon. 1st and 15, and they are 85-yards away from a tie. He found what looked like his 3rd option over the middle (10:18). He threw in a spot that gave him a chance to make a play after the catch.

Under two minutes to go down a touchdown, after coming back from down 28 to 7. Watch the quick retreat as the inside rusher broke free. He threw it awkwardly back to his WR (10:32). It looked like he went to his 3rd or 4th option (10:41). He drew in the rushers to give the screen a chance (10:53). Inside a minute. No-no-no. He tried to stupidly run, and then smartly threw the ball away (11:07). Watch this great clutch throw, as the pocket collapses around him (11:17). He three stepped. Then slid up into the pocket, and had to throw over the OLs and DLs as he was hit. Kamara caught it, and ran it in to tie the game. He kept coming back all season long

Overtime. They run the stupid option, and he got slammed to the ground out of bounds (11:38). Nice smooth rollout, and he hit the RB on 3rd and 5 (11:07). Second Overtime (11:45). He had a great comeback down 21-pooint, but threw the INT in the 2nd overtime to end it.

Dobbs Vs A&M:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irqQ2o13LHY

Dobb's Official Bio:

CAREER HONORS

2016 Senior Bowl Invitee (12/12/16)
2016 Athlon SEC Offensive Player of the Year (12/12/16)
2016 AP Second Team All-SEC (12/8/16)
2016 Coaches Second Team All-SEC (12/6/16)
Manning Award Quarterback of the Week (11/23/16)
Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week (11/20/16)
Manning Award Quarterback of the Week (11/17/16)
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Top 15 (10/13/16)
Davey O'Brien "Great 8" (10/10/16)
Davey O'Brien "Great 8" (10/3/16)
Maxwell Award Player of the Week (9/29/16)
SEC Offensive Player of the Week (9/26/16)
Davey O'Brien "Great 8" (9/26/16)
Davey O'Brien "Great 8" (9/12/16)
2016 Manning Award Preseason Watch List
2016 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Preseason Watch List
2016 CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy Preseason Watch List
2016 Walter Camp Player of the Year Preseason Watch List
2016 Wuerffel Trophy Preseason Watch List
2016 Davey O'Brien National Quaterback Award Preseason Watch List
2016 Athlon Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC
2016 Lindy's Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
ESPN SportsCenter #1 Play of Day (1/1/16)
Maxwell Award Player of the Week (10/15/15)
Manning Award Star of the Week (10/15/15)
Davey O'Brien National Quarterback of Week (10/13/15)
SEC Offensive Player of the Week (10/12/15)
Athlon National Player of the Week (10/12/15)
Capital One Impact Performance (10/12/15)
Walter Camp National Player of the Week (10/11/15)
Manning Award Star Of Week (9/9/15)
2015 Preseason All-SEC Third Team by AP & Coaches
2015 Athlon Sports Preseason SEC All Conference Third Team Offense
2015 Sporting News Best SEC Player Under Pressure
2015 Lindy's Sports Coolest in the Clutch (SEC Accolade)
2015 Lindy's Sports No. 14 Top Quarterbacks
2015 Lindy's Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC
2015 Athlon Sports Preseason Third Team All-SEC
2015 TaxSlayer Bowl MVP
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
National Player Of Week by Athlon Sports (11/2/14)
Manning Award Star Of Week (11/3/14)
SEC Offensive Player Of Week (11/3/14)
247Sports National Performer Of The Week (11/3/14)
College Hall of Fame Performer of Week (11/5/14)
Manning Award Quarterback of Week (11/6/14)
Manning Award Star Of Week (11/17/14)

2016 - SENIOR: 2016 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS: Games/Starts: 13/13
Finished Tennessee career with a 23-12 record (including 3-0 in bowls) as starting quarterback, tying Condredge Holloway (1972-74) for the fifth-most wins by starting quarterback.
Set UT records for career rushing yards by a quarterback (2,160), career rushing touchdowns by a QB (32), single-season rushing yards by a QB (831 in 2016) and single-season rushing touchdowns by a QB (12 in 2016). His 2,160 rushing yards also rank 14th among all players in program history.
His 7,138 career passing yards rank fifth in Tennessee history and his 9,360 yards of total offense (7,138 passing, 2,160 rushing, 62 receiving) rank third in program history behind only Peyton Manning (11,020) and Casey Clausen (9,577)
His 3,781 yards of total offense (2,946 passing, 831 rushing, 4 receiving) in 2016 ranks second in Tennessee history only to Peyton Manning's 3,789 in 1997
Joined Mississippi State's Dak Prescott and Florida's Tim Tebow as the only SEC quarterbacks to record 15 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns in multiple seasons
Is one of only four quarterbacks in SEC history to have 50 career passing touchdowns and 25 career rushing touchdowns. The others are Florida's Tim Tebow, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and Mississppi State's Dak Prescott.
Set or tied UT bowl records in 2016 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl for most passing yards per attempt (10.7), most rushing touchdowns (three, tying James Stewart), most total plays (47, tying Jimmy Streater), most points scored (18, tying James Stewart) and most touchdowns responsible for (four).
Led Tennessee to its third-straight bowl victory (first time since 1994-96), defeating Nebraska, 38-24, in the 2016 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (12/30). Finished 23-of-38 for 291 yards and one passing touchdown and also ran for game-high 118 yards and three touchdowns (Music City Bowl record) on 11 carries. His 409 total offensive yards are the second-most all-time in Tennessee bowl history.
Set a new career high with 31 completions in 34 attempts at Vanderbilt, passing for 340 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 53 yards on 13 carries. Broke his own UT single-season rushing record for a QB and became the first QB in Tennessee history to rush for 2,000 career yards.
Manning Award Quarterback of the Week (11/23/16)
Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week (11/20/16)
Accounted for five touchdowns (three passing, two rushing) in the Vols' 63-37 win over Missouri (11/19), completing 11 of 17 passes for 223 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. UT's 63 points were its most since scoring 63 against Western Kentucky in 2009.
Manning Award Quarterback of the Week (11/17/16)
Led Tennessee to 10.2 yards per play average vs. Kentucky (11/12), which was the Vols' best since averaging a school-record 10.9 yards per play against UK in 2000. UT's 9.2 yards per rush was also the Vols' best since 9.5 against Auburn on Dec. 4, 2004.
Accounted for five touchdowns in the Vols' win over Kentucky (11/12), completing 11 of 17 passes for 223 yards, three touchdowns and one pick and rushing 14 times for 147 yards and two scores
Threw for 183 yards and three touchdowns on 12-of-13 passing and ran for three yards on one carry in homecoming win over Tennessee Tech (11/5)
Set a new personal best with 11-straight completions, starting game against Tennessee Tech (11/5) completing 11 of his first 11 attempts to tie Heath Shuler for the eighth-best consecutive completion mark in UT history
Completed 12 of 26 passes for 161 yards, one TD and two INTs and rushed for 27 yards on 12 carries at South Carolina (10/29)
Finished 16-of-27 for 92 yards and one INT against Alabama (10/15) and rushed seven times for -31 yards
Was named to the Davey O'Brien "Great 8" for his Week 6 performance at #8/7 Texas A&M
Threw for a career-high 398 yards at No. 8/7 Texas A&M, completing 28-of-47 (both career highs) with one touchdown and two interceptions. Also ran for 57 yards on 17 carries and caught a four-yard pass for a touchdown. Led Tennessee to 684 yards of offense, the Vols' third-most in program history, second-most in a road game and most-ever against a ranked opponent.
With 459 yards against the Aggies, became the fifth player in program history to account for 7,000 career yards of total offense (passing, rushing, receiving).
Was named to the Davey O'Brien "Great 8" for his Week 5 performance at #25/20 Georgia
Led UT to a thrilling 34-31 comeback win at #25/20 Georgia (10/1), throwing the game-winning 43-yard Hail Mary to Jauan Jennings with no time left. Vols trailed by as much as 17 points and Dobbs was responsible for four touchdowns, finishing 16-of-26 for 230 yards, three touchdowns and one interception and rushing for 26 yards and a score on 11 carries. Four yard-score in second quarter was 25th of his career, tying Jimmy Streater for most by a UT QB.
Maxwell Award Player of the Week (9/29)
SEC Offensive Player of the Week (9/26)
Was named to the Davey O'Brien "Great 8" for his Week 4 performance vs. #19/16 Florida
Led the Vols back from a 21-point deficit to defeat Florida (9/24) 38-28 and end UT's 11-game losing streak against the Gators. The comeback tied for the third-largest comeback in Tennessee history.
Responsible for five touchdowns vs. Florida (9/24), completing 16 of 32 passes for 319 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions and rushing for 80 yards and one score on 17 carries. All four TD passes were 20 yards or longer, including a 67-yarder (ties season best) to Jauan Jennings in the third quarter that gave UT the lead
With 399 yards of total offense (319 passing, 80 rushing) vs. UF (9/24), pushed career total to 6,625 and surpassed Andy Kelly (6,427, 1988-91) for fifth-most in UT history
Totaled three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) in win vs. Ohio (9/17), completing 19-of-27 for 203 yards and rushing for 59 yards on 14 carries.
Accounted for five TDs in comeback win vs. Virginia Tech (9/10), completing 10 of 19 passes for 91 yards, three TDs and one INT and rushing for 106 yards and two scores on 14 carries.
Passed Jimmy Streater (1,374) for most career rushing yards by a Vols QB with a 40-yard run vs. VT (9/10)
His 106 rushing yards vs. Hokies marked the fourth 100-yard rushing performance of his career, breaking a tie with Streater for most by a Vols QB.
Completed 16 of 29 passes for 191 yards, one TD and one INT and directed the Vols to a 20-13 comeback win vs. Appalachian State (9/1) in season opener. Marked second fourth-quarter comeback of career.

2015 - JUNIOR: 2015 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
In 13 starts in 2015, thrown for 2,291 yards on 205-of-344 with 15 touchdown passes and only five interceptions
One of three SEC players over the last 20 years to have 300 yards passing and 100 yards rushing a game (with Johnny Manziel & Tim Tebow), accomplishing the feat vs. Georgia in 2015 and South Carolina in 2014
Vols are 14-5 in his last 19 starts, dating to 2013 season
In his last 19 starts dating to the conclusion of his junior season, the Vols averaged 34.2 points per game and 424 yards of total offense
Thrown at least one touchdown in 13 of his last 19 starts with multiple scoring throws 10 times
Rushed for at least one touchdown in 13 of his last 19 starts with two or more in six of those games
With only five interceptions no Vols starting quarterback threw fewer in a season since Peyton Manning threw just four in 1995
Rushed for school-record (by a quarterback) 671 yards (51.6 yards per game) with 11 rushing scores; also caught a 58-yard touchdown at Florida (9/26)
Seventh in career completions at Tennessee with 389
Ranks eighth in career passing yards with 4,192; next: No. 7 Tee Martin (4,592)
Rushing total of 671 is most in a season in Tennessee history, breaking record of 593 by Jimmy Streater (1978)
Rushed for 20 career touchdowns, second all-time to Jimmy Streater (25)
Second all-time in career rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,329, behind Jimmy Streater (1,374)
Led Vols to second consecutive bowl championship with 214 yards (166 passing and 48 rushing) in Outback Bowl win over Northwestern (1/1), rushed for two touchdowns including SportsCenter #1 Play of Day with a tightrope down right sideline for 18-yard rushing touchdown
Accounted for three touchdowns with two passing and one rushing score in regular-season finale win vs. Vanderbilt (11/28), threw for 140 yards on 13-of-21 and run for 93 yards on 11 carries in the win
Rushed for Vols' lone touchdown in win at Missouri (11/21), just prior to halftime to key victory, finished with 143 total yards (89 passing and 54 rushing)
290 yards of total offense with 255 passing yards and two TD passes in win over South Carolina (11/7)
Totaled 284 yards of total offense and four touchdowns at Kentucky (10/31); threw a career-long 75-yard scoring pass to Jose Malone along with a 37-yard score to Jalen Hurd while scoring on runs of 28 and 1 yard.
Rushed for 387 yards (55.3 yards per game) with five rushing scores; also caught a 58-yard touchdown at Florida (9/26)
Numerous honors after his second-career 300-yard passing/100-yard rushing game vs. Georgia (10/10)
Racked up 430 yards of total offense (fifth-most in a game in Vols history) and accounted for five touchdowns in win over #19 Georgia (10/10); threw for career-high 312 yards on 25-of-42 with three touchdowns and ran for 118 yards with two touchdowns
Threw for 232 yards on 20-of-36 with a rushing touchdown vs. Arkansas (10/3)
Combined for 277 yards of total offense (136 rushing, 83 passing, 58 receiving) at Florida (9/26); caught a 58-yard touchdown pass from Jauan Jennings to became first Vols' quarterback with a reception since Peyton Manning in 1997
Started 12-of-13 and finished 15-of-21 for 144 yards with two touchdown passes vs. Western Carolina (9/19)
Threw for 125 yards and a TD to Josh Malone, also ran for a touchdown vs. #19 Oklahoma (9/12)
Named Manning Award Star Of The Week (9/7)
Opened 2015 season with 294 yards of total offense, throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for another in 59-30 win over Bowling Green (9/5)
Given the Peyton Manning Leadership Award at the 2015 Orange and White Game

2014 - SOPHOMORE: 2014 game-by-game stats: Games/Starts: 6/5
4-1 as Vols starting quarterback, as Tennessee averaged 36.7 points per game and racked up 431 yards of offense per game
In six games this season, compiled 1,675 total yards of offense (279 per game) and responsible for 17 touchdowns (nine passing and eight rushing)
Led Vols in touchdowns scored with eight, all rushing
In six games, threw for 1,206 yards (201 per game) on 112-of-177 with nine passing touchdowns and rushed for 469 yards (78.2 per game) with eight scores and a rushing two-point conversion
Named MVP of 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl leading Vols to 45-28 win over Iowa (1/2)
In TaxSlayer Bowl, accounted for 205 yards of total offense and three touchdowns, throwing for 129 yards on 16-of-21 with a passing touchdown; ran for 76 yards and two touchdowns
Became first Vols QB to run for two scores in a bowl since Casey Clausen had two in the 2002 Florida Citrus Bowl
Compiled 183 total yards (92 passing, 91 rushing) with two rushing touchdowns in win at Vanderbilt (11/29)
Threw for 195 yards on 24-of-37 with a late touchdown pass vs. #19 Missouri (11/22), also ran in for 2-point conversion following that touchdown pass
Picked up 345 yards of total offense with four touchdowns in win over Kentucky (11/15), threw for 297 yards on 19-of-27 with three touchdowns while running for 48 yards and a 9-yard touchdown
Became first Tennessee player with 300 passing yards and 100 rushing yards in the same game at South Carolina (11/1) finishing with career highs of 301 passing yards and 166 rushing yards
Rushing total of 166 at South Carolina set Tennessee record for rushing yards by a quarterback breaking Jimmy Streater's record of 150 vs. Cal in 1977
Accounted for five touchdowns at South Carolina with three rushing TDs and two passing scores
Made 2014 season debut vs. Alabama (10/25) coming on in the third series. Went on to throw for 192 yards on 19-of-32 with two touchdown passes, also ran for 75 yards on 19 carries
75 rushing yards vs. Alabama were the most by a Vols' quarterback since Tee Martin ran for 81 vs. Syracuse (9/5/1998)
Added 27 pounds since freshman season
Took over as Vols starting quarterback in 2013 on Oct. 29, became eighth true freshman to start at QB for Vols in 117-year history

2013 - FRESHMAN: 2013 game-by-game stats: Games/Starts:5/4
Named starting quarterback on Oct. 29, became eighth true freshman to start at QB for Vols in 117-year history
In five games, with four starts, threw for 695 yards on 72-of-121 for a 59.5 completion percentage with two touchdowns and five interceptions
Ran for 189 yards and a touchdown in five games, most rushing yards by a Vols' quarterback since Tee Martin (317) in 1999
Threw for first two touchdowns of his career at Kentucky (11/30) as part of 14-of-23 game for 199 yards
At Kentucky, ran for first-career rushing touchdown for 40 yards (longest rushing TD by a Vols quarterback since Alan Cockrell in 1983); ran for 52 yards overall, the most by a Vols QB since Tee Martin had 54 rushing yards vs. Kentucky in 1998
In home debut vs. #7 Auburn (11/9), threw for 128 yards on 16-of-28; he also ran for 50 yards on 10 carries -- the most rushing yards by a UT QB since Tee Martin had 54 vs. Kentucky in 1998
In first college start at #10 Missouri (11/2), threw for 240 yards on 26-of-42; completions and attempts mark are most by a Vols true freshman on his debut in history
Ran for team-best 45 yards at Missouri, including 33-yard rush, which was longest by a true QB since Tee Martin (38 yards) in 1999
Made college debut at #1 Alabama (10/26), playing entire second half, throwing for 75 yards on 5-of-12; engineered first TD drive at Alabama for any opponent in 2013
Most passing yards in a freshman debut since 2004; Erik Ainge (118) and Brent Schaeffer (123) vs. UNLV

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