How fitting would it be that the Alameda native puts together an impressive performance in the last game at the Coliseum? Not only is Doss from the area, but he also spent the first week of the season on Jacksonville’s practice squad.
Of course, the undrafted rookie has to get enough playing time to make an impact, but he has seen an increase in snaps recently. In the last four games, he has been on the field for about 50 percent of the offensive snaps (2 starts) and has been relatively productive with 9 catches on 11 targets for 102 yards. Oakland is looking for a wide receiver to emerge as a legitimate weapon for the future and this weekend is a great opportunity for Doss to solidify his status with the team.
As previously mentioned, there are a handful of leaks in the Jaguars’ secondary, especially after sending Jalen Ramsey to Los Angeles. After the trade, Jacksonville’s top corner is A.J. Bouye who has allowed a completion percentage of 63.3, 672 yards, and a passer rating of 97.7 this season. Clearly, Bouye isn’t the same player he was two years ago.
Going further down the depth chart, the other “top” corners on the team’s roster are Tre Herndon and D.J. Hayden. The former has surrendered 527 receiving yards and the latter, Raider fans are very familiar with and not in a good way. Earlier this week, Hayden mentioned how “sweet” it would be to ruin the last game in Oakland, so hopefully, the hometown hero will be the vigilante the city needs and gets his first NFL touchdown this weekend.