Wisconsin has not had a sustained second threat at wide receiver since the 2011 season when Jared Abbrederis former a formidable duo with Nick Toon. With that being said, the Badgers were lucky enough to have had a utility guy like wide receiver/special teams guru Kenzel Doe for all four years.
Doe was one of of only three freshmen to earn a letter as he returned some kicks and punts in 2013. As his career progressed, he developed into the main special teams contributor in the return game. He did contribute in the passing game in his sophomore and senior years -- in 2014, he compiled 197 receiving yards on only 17 receptions.
Doe was not invited to the NFL combine but performed very well at Wisconsin's pro day.
Tale of the tape
Pro day results
|40-yard dash||Bench Press||Vertical Jump||Broad Jump||20-yard shuttle||60-yard shuttle||3-cone drill|
|4.48 sec||22 reps||37''||10.5''||not disclosed||not disclosed||not disclosed|
Kenzel Doe goes 10'5" in the broad jump. Best of the group. https://t.co/l1T675SBeo— Evan Flood (@Evan_Flood) March 11, 2015
|Receptions||Yards||Yards per Catch||TDs|
|Punt Returns||Yards||Yards per Return||TDs|
|Kickoff Returns||Yards||Yards per Return||TDs|
Doe's selling points are his leadership and experience. He doesn't come into the draft with sub-4.4 speed (though he did run a 4.48 second 40-yard dash at pro day) but has some burst of speed, per one NFL scout's thoughts in a Bob McGinn article. He is a four-year player who is very well versed in the special teams unit. Also, a common misinterpretation about Doe is that just because he is small, he isn't strong. This couldn't be farther from the truth. His 22-rep bench press proves he can hold his own. This strength could come in handy on a special teams cover unit. His ability to shed blocks and make his way downfield for the tackle makes him a solid asset.
While his 40-yard dash isn't terrible, he didn't turn heads as a returner in a positive way at times his senior year which may limits his versatility on a possible NFL team. He also had some trouble with holding onto the ball. His lack of a production as a receiver makes him hard to use except on maybe screens or sweeps. Doe's size is a factor. He is a bit of a liability considering how much more ramped up the level of play is at the next level.