Doubs chose to play for Nevada over a couple of power five programs, Rutgers and Washington State, and the decision may have paid off very well for him. In the words of Doubs, “[Nevada] recruited me the hardest.” Doubs’ favorite athlete is Julio Jones, and he tries to model his game after the former Alabama standout. His father, Jarmaine, played football at Southern Utah. A very humble guy, Doubs doesn’t want to take attention away from his team. Despite setting a Nevada school record, catching nineteen passes this season against Fresno State, Doubs downplayed it to the media. “I was trying to do my one-eleventh,” he explained. “One-eleventh is just me doing my job and doing it to the best of my abilities. That’s pretty much it.”
Z WR – #7 Nevada
Year: Redshirt Junior
High School: Thomas Jefferson (Los Angeles, CA)
HS Rating: 3 star (0.8416)
Phil Steele: PS#298
Romeo Doubs Scouting Report
Has very nice speed for a guy his size. Moves very well tend to blow past Mountain West defenders. Consistent speed is somewhat of an issue. Change of direction could be smoother, but he’s effective. Excellent acceleration. Long strides help him get to speed quickly even when slowed by physical coverage. Explosive enough for the Mountain West – don’t think he has much real explosive ability. Very tenacious though, especially in contested catch situations.
Very raw with his footwork. Needs to refine this part of his game a bit. Simple routes (slants, posts, etc) he seems to be pretty good at. Want to see him fake the commit outside a little bit better. Smooth out of his breaks. Doesn’t show a lot of definition on the change of direction. Ran a limited route tree at Nevada that consisted of mostly in-breaking routes and goes. Not familiar with route nuances at all. Won by being more physical at Nevada. Despite running the limited route tree, isn’t more nuanced with the routes that he uses. Lots of upsides here.
Strong hands that corral the football well. Works back well on comebacks/curl routes, especially to help the quarterback. You don’t really see him drop passes. Did have a rare few concentration drops. It’s a part of the game. Understands positioning very well. Wins vertically with smarts to make up for an overall lack of explosion. Very sudden, oftentimes attacks the football much like a defensive back. Works well through contact. Offers real deep threat ability. Almost unguardable in the Mountain West deep. Offers some ability as a run-after-catch weapon. Was used as a utility receiver at times. Works well with his contact balance and tries to become a running back.
Very rarely asked to block in Nevada. It looks like the coaching staff thought he’d be more effective clearing out on a go rather than putting a block on someone. Even on swing routes to his side of the field, you won’t see him blocking.
What we want to see from Romeo Doubs in Mobile
- Romeo Doubs didn’t face press coverage very often, on account of his deep threat ability, in the Mountain West. We’re very interested to see how flexible he is in his release and if he can get off of press coverage.
- The defensive backs that Doubs will be facing will be a higher level of competition than he played against in the Mountain West. Will Doubs show that he can win positioning battles throughout the route and win through contact?
Pre-Senior Bowl projection
Doubs projects as a Z receiver at the next level, a complementary option, with X receiver potential. He has both size and speed while playing a more physical style of receiver. He could be a starter immediately in the right scenario.
That being said, it would have to be the right scenario. The upside and potential are there and he should be a starter by year two. We have him projected as a second/third-round pick, in yet another good class of receivers. Doubs hopes to separate in Mobile and show people what he can do.