Josh Doctson, Wide Receiver
School: Texas Christian | Conference: Big 12
College Experience: Senior | Age: 22-23
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 195 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 2nd or 3rd Round
NFL Comparison: Terrance Williams
Doctson attended Mansfield Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas. While there, he earned first-team All-District 5-5A and Academic All-District honors his senior year, caught 40 passes for 604 yards and was voted both a team captain and Legacy's Most Valuable Player. He was given a three-star rating by Rivals.com and chose to play his college football at Wyoming over Duke and Tulsa. He transferred to TCU after the 2011 football season as a walk-on.
When his career with TCU was all said and done, his 180 career receptions rank second in TCU history, one behind the 181 receptions by Kelly Blackwell.. 2,785 yards receiving rank second in TCU history behind Mike Renfro’s 2,739 yarrds. He finished first in TCU history in touchdown receptions with 29. He broke his teammate Josh Boyce’s record of 22. Doctson Is one of just two in TCU history with at least 20 touchdown receptions in a career and one of just six with 15 or more touchdown receptions in a career
See this 2015 article by USA Today's Dan Wolken on Doctson rise from walk-on to star at TCU.
- Cornerbacks don’t play bump and run coverage with this guy. They give him a serious cushion which works his favor most of the time
- Due to his 6’4 frame, he can high point the ball and come down with it.
- He has a quick first step off the line of scrimmage
- He’s big but fast enough enough to beat his man straight down the field to make tough catches
- He doesn’t give up on a play. There was one play against the Texas Tech Red Raiders this season where the ball was thrown his way late and he adjusted to make a great catch.
- He can make the big catch when called upon.
- Needs to bulk up more to deal with bump and run coverage at the NFL Level.
What Twitter Says
Damn....Daniel Jeremiah doesn't have Josh Doctson or Tyler Boyd in his top 50. Has Braxton Miller ahead of both of them too. Can't see that— Harv (@loyaltynlove24) January 26, 2016
Josh Doctson is what people wanted Justin Hunter to be.— Nick Whalen (@_NickWhalen) January 23, 2016
How He Would Fit on the Redskins
Josh Doctson would be a great pick up in the second or third round for the Redskins. Last year they got a steal in the draft when they picked up Jamison Crowder from Duke. The Redskins may filter out the wide receiver spot this offseason due to cap room and contract situations so getting Josh Doctson or someone similar to him would be another great move on Scot McCloughan's part. Doctson could be a guy who the Redskins could use on the outside and in red zone situations do to his size and length. Doctson could be a playmaker in the NFL.