2022 NFL Draft Profile: Nevada WR Romeo Doubs
Romeo Doubs displayed talent, athleticism, and big receiving numbers at Nevada. Can he utilize all of that to be productive in the NFL?
A Talented WR Looks To Be A Valuable Player In The NFL
Romeo Doubs has been selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 132nd overall pick, in the fourth round of the NFL Draft.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) April 30, 2022
One of the more productive and explosive wide receivers in the last few seasons is former Nevada Wolf Pack WR Romeo Doubs. In his four seasons in Reno, Doubs was the top target for the Wolf Pack passing offense.
Doubs, who is from Los Angeles, led Nevada in receptions and yards in his final two seasons and, in 2020, he led the entire Mountain West in receiving yards, touchdowns and receptions. His athleticism, solid hands, and explosiveness were some of the main reasons why the Wolf Pack boasted was one of the more talented offenses in the Mountain West over the last few seasons.
Romeo Doubs’s talent and success on the field was rewarded with selections to the 2020 and 2021 All-Mountain West offensive first team. Now, he is looking to be selected by a NFL team in the 2022 NFL Draft on April 28-30.
Measurables (taken from DraftScout.com)
(*Activity that Doubs did not participate in during the ’22 NFL Combine)
Height – 6’ and 2”
Weight – 204lbs
40-yard time – N/A*
10-yard split time – N/A*
Arm length – 32 ⅞’
Hand size – 10 ⅛’
Wingspan – 78 ⅛”
Vertical Jump – N/A*
Broad Jump – N/A*
Shuttle Time – N/A*
Three Cone Drill – N/A*
Bench Press – 13 reps
Doubs is such an explosive athlete that he uses his athleticism to be a dangerous vertical deep threat. Doubs also has quick feet and good hands and uses those traits to be one of the best pass catchers in the Mountain West in the last few years. He is also very good at accumulating yards after the catch and he uses his good frame (6-foot 2, 200 lbs) to shed tacklers.
Doubs also provides value in the punt return game, where he can use his speed and athleticism to return punts and put the offense in a good position to score.
While Doubs possesses good hands, he occasionally has an issue with securing the ball with those hands and must get better at catching the ball with his hands and not his body, when it’s more likely he’ll have to fight in traffic against defensive backs to bring down passes. He’ll also need to work to get stronger in order to be able to catch passes through contact and work to avoid dropping passes. If Doubs can improve on these weaknesses, then he can be a major contributor in the NFL no matter which team drafts him.
Romeo Doubs has the speed, talent and athleticism to play in the NFL. Doubs has shown he can contribute to an offense based on his production during his time playing for Nevada. However, Doubs does have problems dealing with a lack of strong hands and his issues with drops, as well as having missed out on the opportunity to perform throughout the pre-draft process, will probably cause teams to drop Doubs on their draft boards.
Combined with the fact that this draft class is loaded with talented wide receivers coming out of college, Doubs will have to wait a while to be drafted by a NFL team. He certainly has the tools and the body to be selected in the 2022 NFL Draft, though it make take until Day Two, likely in the third round.