ORLANDO, Fla. (WATE) – The NFL Draft will be here April 27.
Until then, there’s still work to do for Josh Dobbs. The former Tennessee quarterback will take part in the Vols NFL Pro Day March 31. There’s also the Gruden Quarterback Camp.
Dobbs checked that off the to-do list on Thursday in Orlando.
The camp, hosted by ESPN commentator and former football coach Jon Gruden, has become a rite of passage for quarterbacks looking to play on Sundays.
WATE sports reporter Emily Proud was given a behind-the-scenes look at the process as Gruden interviewed Dobbs before seeing him in action on the practice field. One of Gruden’s assistants also saved Dobbs from an embarrassing moment.
Dobbs, who will graduate in May with an Aerospace Engineering degree, has been asked often about his love for academics.
“Very few people can design airplanes and fix problems like that,” Gruden said. “Why are you even here?”
“I mean, that’s cool and I love it,” Dobbs replied. “But I also love football. I’ve played since I was five and I can’t imagine not playing football. I ended up going to Tennessee. I also had the opportunity to play baseball and the reason I chose football is I couldn’t imagine myself not playing football waking up and football wasn’t there for me and so I’m excited about the next level of being a professional football player because that’s what I’ve dreamed about.”
Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones was also on hand to watch his former quarterback take part in Gruden’s Camp.
Dobbs, who is one of seven quarterbacks to be invited to Gruden’s QB Camp this year, will be featured April 16 at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.