With the 22nd pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected Josh Doctson, WR, TCU.
Doctson is a 6'2" 202 pound wide receiver who the Redskins needed desperately. We currently have no starting wideouts over 6'0" tall, so Doctson immediately becomes an enigma. He ran a 4.5 at the combine, had a 41" vertical, a 10'11" broad jump and an incredible 4.08 20 yard shuttle.
Josh was a 1st team All-American as a senior, catching 79 balls, for 1,337 yards and 14 touchdowns. He is not a one-year-wonder however, posting 65 receptions for 1018 yards and 11 touchdowns the previous year.
Personally, I love this pick. I have been clammoring for years about getting a big wide receiver who can stretch the field, and cause mismatches for opposing defenses. This pick gives us another weapon for Kirk Cousins, but also give us some stability at the position for the future. Doctson can come in with no pressure, and learn behind veterans Pierre Garçon and DeSean Jackson, before taking over for one of the two next season. It was an absolute necessity in my opinion to land a receiver this draft who can be groomed to take over for the future, but Doctson is not just a spot player this season. He can come in and work on becoming a complete receiver, while also working on adding some weight to his frame(I think he can play at 215). He should immediately become a red zone threat with his size, leaping ability, body control and large hands that snatch everything thrown his way.
I can imagine Doctson learning to refine his route tree this season, and allowing his body to transform to the rigors of NFL life, while learning to become a pro from Pierre Garçon. In 2017, Doctson should emerge as a top target for Cousins, and become a staple of Gruden's offense for years to come.
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