Indiana receiver Tandon Doss will give up his final year of college football and declare himself eligible for the NFL Draft, the Indiana Daily Student reports. He finishes his IU career with 1854 receiving yards and 13 receiving touchdowns. Doss often was used on end arounds and trick plays and ran for 290 yards and 2 rushing touchdowns.
The reason cited by the IDS, that with a new quarterback it is unlikely that Doss's stock will rise higher, makes some sense. While this loss is significant, IU's new quarterback will have no shortage of experienced targets. IU's leading receiver in 2010, Damarlo Belcher (78 receptions, 832 yards, 4 TDs), announced a few days ago that he will return to IU for his senior season. Also returning are sophomore-to-be Duwyce Wilson (32/488/3) and tight ends Ted Bolser (27/407/5) and Max Dedmond (29/229/3 for his career, but he missed most of 2010 with an injury).
This is a sound decision by Doss, and I look forward to seeing him play on Sundays.