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Keelan Doss Could Be a Late Round Weapon for the Redskins

An FCS Diamond in the Rough

UC Davis v Stanford Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Keelan Doss, WR
School: UC Davis | Conference: Big Sky
College Experience: Senior | Age: 23
Height / Weight: 6-2 / 211 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 4th-7th Round
NFL Comparison: Geronimo Allison

College Statistics

UC Davis Statistics

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2014 UCDavis 9 0 0 - 0 22 325 14.8 2
2016 UCDavis 11 0 0 - 0 66 911 13.8 10
2017 UCDavis 11 1 42 42 1 115 1499 13 7
2018 UCDavis 13 10 82 8.2 0 118 1334 11.3 9
Career 44 11 124 11.3 1 321 4069 12.7 28

Player Overview

An Alameda, CA native, Keelan Doss spent four years at the University of California Davis - a FCS school - collecting over 4,000 yards and 28 TDS receiving on 321 receptions. During his junior year, in 2017, Doss had the highest average receiving yards per game (136.3) of any player in Division 1. Doss’ resume was sufficiently impressive in 2018 that he received an invite to the Senior Bowl, where he caught 4 passes for 55 yards and got on the radar screen of a bevy of NFL scouts. At his Pro Day, Doss ran a 4.45 40 and worked out in front of 18 NFL scouts at a school that’s not generally on the NFL scout circuit. Doss was also named a second team FCS All-American in 2018. As a result of his recent performances, Doss’ draft position is all over the map, from the 4th through the 7th round.


  • Ability to make vertical cuts
  • Body awareness and ability to make contested catches
  • Good with the ball in his hands
  • Blocking
  • Can work in the slot
  • Size
  • Bright (graduated in December 2018)


  • Horizontal breaks
  • Explosive route running
  • Concerns about speed

Let’s see his work

How He Would Fit On The Redskins

Word is that Doss caught Jon Gruden’s eye at the Senior Bowl, and that Doss was a Raiders’ fan growing up. What are the chances Jon might be willing to share some intel with little brother Jay? While Doss played against lesser competition at UC Davis, he was more than able to hold his own against top FBS corners like Penn State’s Amani Oruwariye and Texas’ Kris Boyd during the Senior Bowl. Doss is a big receiver who can work both outside and in the slot, who has a reputation for leadership - he was team captain at UC Davis - and brains and who has demonstrated more than adequate speed for the position. The Redskins are in desperate need of help at the WR position, and with the early picks seemingly spoken for to meet more pressing team needs, such as EDGE, QB, IOL, and FS, this year’s unusually deep WR pool provides a great opportunity to pick up mid to late rounders like Doss to bolster the teams’ catching corps. I’d love to see the Redskins grab Doss in the 5th as part of a multi-year effort to transform our WR group with underestimated sleeper picks over the next two drafts.


Would Keelan Doss be worth a 5th round pick?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    If we had a 4th, I’d be willing to use it on him.
    (41 votes)
  • 48%
    A 5th sounds just right.
    (127 votes)
  • 29%
    Sounds more like a 6th or 7th rounder.
    (78 votes)
  • 4%
    UDFA all the way.
    (12 votes)
  • 1%
    Not interested.
    (3 votes)
261 votes total Vote Now