The Tennessee Titans have a scheduled dinner meeting with University of Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs around the Vols’ pro day Friday in Knoxville.
A league source indicated to TitanInsider.com that Titans officials will dine with the former University of Tennessee quarterback who is entering the NFL draft. According to the source, the Titans do not have a private workout scheduled with Dobbs.
The Titans are set at the starting quarterback position with Marcus Mariota entrenched there, despite coming off an injury. Tennessee re-signed veteran backup Matt Cassel earlier this off-season and also have journeyman Alex Tanney on the roster. Tanney had two different stints on Tennessee’s 53-man roster in 2016, and spent time on the practice squad in between.
The fact that the Titans are interested enough to delve into Dobbs, however, is intriguing. Dobbs has a similar skill set to Mariota in that he is a mobile quarterback, who ran a version of the read-option offense in college. The Titans have incorporated some spread plays and concepts into their scheme to accommodate and take advantage of Mariota’s speed and athleticism.
Dobbs, like Mariota, is also an extremely smart individual. He is an aerospace engineering major at Tennessee and on Thursday received Torchbearer Award, which is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a student by the University of Tennessee.
Dobbs, as an NFL prospect, projects to be a mid-to late-round draft pick, going probably on the final day of the draft.
Dobbs threw for 27 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions last season for the Vols and had 2,946 yards passing. He also added 831 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns for UT.