The 2013 NFL season could be a make-or-break year for third-year man Tandon Doss. Doss was drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 draft with the intention of someday taking over for the great Anquan Boldin. Well, Boldin is gone now and Doss’ opportunity has arrived.
The Baltimore Ravens wide receiver position has a lot of uncertainty right now and Doss is one of the main guys in the center of that uncertainty. With the loss of Boldin, most people are projecting Torrey Smith as the no. 1 guy now and Jacoby Jones as the no. 2 because of his experience over Doss and the other young unproven guys like Deonte Thompson, David Reed, Tommy Streeter, Laquan Williams and Aaron Mellette.
Jones, however, is not a no. 2 receiver and shouldn’t be considered as such. He’s a great return guy and as an occasional home run threat to blow the top off of defenses. A guy like Doss is built in the mold of Boldin — a great route runner with reliable hands, not great speed, but a guy who could go over the middle and move the chains.
The big question with Doss is this: can he be a starting wide receiver in the NFL and can he produce and be able to take over games like Boldin?
Personally I think he can, and I’m glad he’ll finally have an opportunity to prove himself. With the amount of speed that the Ravens have at the receiver position, Doss should be able to do a lot of damage underneath. I see around 60 catches for around 675-700 yards and five or six touchdowns.