PRO 2022 Rookie Spotlight: Romeo Doubs, WR Nevada

Rookie Spotlight: Romeo Doubs, WR Nevada (Photo via Nevada Athletics)
Height: 6’1 7/8″
Weight: 204
Hands: 10 1/8″
Arm: 32 1/8″
40 yard dash: 4.52 (projected)
NFL Comparison: Zay Jones, Nelson Agholor

College Production (Final Season)
20% team receptions
25% team receiving yards
29% team receiving TDs

Breakout Age: 19

– prototypical build
– good body control for his size
– tracks the ball well through the air
– excels at intermediary and deep routes
– plays with tenacity
– elusive after the catch
– capable punt returner
– showed elite straight-line speed in Senior Bowl player tracking

– allows the ball into his chest on deep throws
– simple route tree
– hasn’t faced much top-notch competition
– wasn’t asked to block much
– some of the most miserable reps we’ve ever seen versus press in Senior Bowl 1v1s
– terrible stems at the line of scrimmage
– will have to play at the Z WR spot in the NFL

Scouting Notes: Doubs does everything better on the field. Not a speedy receiver by many means, he ran a 4.7 out of high school though he’s improved to the 4.5 range, he still manages to find himself behind defenses often and he’s rarely caught after that happens – In 2021, Doubs ranked first in returning WRs in YPR who had over 1,000 yards in 2020. Statistically, Doubs’ college career is what you love to see, as he improved in yardage every season that he played for Nevada, culminating in a +1,100 yard junior season. Besides being a prototypical build for a starting outside WR, Doubs can throw that weight around well, maneuvering his body to bring in sideline catches on two toes or running through smaller defenders after the catch. Deep balls always seem to find him in stride, though he does basket catch too many downfield throws, allowing them into his body. That being said he’s more of a hands catcher on intermediate throws, which he’s just as adept at bringing in and running with. Doubs played with tenacity and vigor, more so than with explosion. It’s like he wills his way past the defense on most occasions. It’s true that Doubs ran a simple route tree at Nevada and that by playing in the Mountain West, he never really faced top-tier competition, but this is a young man who isn’t afraid of the work it will take to succeed in the NFL.

Fantasy Outlook: Doubs tendency to be used as a deep threat meant that he didn’t see a lot of press in college, but he still has the physical prowess to create separation, in theory. His performance at the Senior Bowl let us know he’ll be more of a z receiver, though. He can always improve versus press, but some of the reps we saw in Mobile, we just can’t unsee. It doesn’t mean that Doubs cannot be successful, it only limits his pathways to success which clearly isn’t optimal. In any case, Doubs’ track record and profile indicate that he’ll need to have an excellent showing through the rest of the pre-draft process to emerge as any sort of dynasty priority before the third round or so of traditional 1QB dynasty leagues.


Biletnikoff Award Watch List (2021)
All-Mountain West First Team (2021)
Biletnikoff Award Watch List (2020)
All-Mountain West First Team (2020)
All-Mountain West Honorable Mention (2019)

SENIOR (2021) — Named to the All-Mountain West First Team, as well as a candidate for the Biletnikoff Award for the second consecutive season… Tied for first in the Mountain West Conference in receiving touchdowns (11)… second in the conference in receiving yards per game (100.8), fourth in the conference in total receiving yards (1,109), and third in the conference in receptions per game (7.3), as well as third in total receptions (80)… Recorded his second 1,000-plus receiving yard season of his career with 1,109 total yards, which is a mark that is 17th all-time at Nevada… He joins exclusive company to cross the 1,000-yard threshold more than once in their career at Nevada after posting 1,002 yards last season… Recorded 3,322 receiving yards for his career which is fourth all-time at Nevada… Made 26-career touchdown catches which tied him for fifth all-time in Nevada receiving history… Notched 19 receptions at Fresno State which tied a single-game program record set by Nate Burleson (19; v. UTEP) in 2002… Recorded 203 receiving yards in the game at Fresno State, which was his second-most receiving yards in his career (1st; 2020 at UNLV, 219)… Invited to Reese’s Senior Bowl, joining teammates Cole Turner and Carson Strong to make up a trio of Nevada football players for the first time in program history… Declared for the NFL Draft in December prior to the Bowl Game.

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