At this rate, former Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs may rise up the draft board and become the first overall pick when the Cleveland Browns hand in their draft card April 27.

Considered by many to be a likely Day Three pick when the pre-draft process began, the former Volunteer great has shot up the draft boards in recent months. Thanks in large part to outstanding showings at the Senior Bowl, the NFL Combine, Tennessee’s Pro Day, individual team meetings, as well as his appearance on Jon Gruden’s QB Camp on ESPN. After taking all that action into account, one of ESPN’s most veteran NFL draft analysts could envision a scenario where Dobbs goes late in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

During his Thursday appearance on ESPN’s Mike & Mike radio show, Todd McShay revealed some of the highest praise yet for Dobbs’ stock with the draft only a week away.

“I think Josh Dobbs from Tennessee is going to go early second round — if he doesn’t sneak into the late first,” McShay said on the air.

McShay believes three quarterbacks will be selected in the first round of the upcoming draft and seven total in the first two rounds. Interestingly enough, McShay says Dobbs’ former teammate Nathan Peterman will be among the quarterbacks taken in the second round of the upcoming draft.

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