2017 NFL DRAFT

Josh Doctson, WR

School: TCU  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Mansfield, TX
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 202 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2631-2

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.502.62-14 41-4.086.84
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.432.621.5814 4110'11"4.086.84

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Player Overview

Doctson blossomed at flanker when TCU head coach Gary Patterson hired Sonny Cumbie and Doug Meacham as offensive coordinators prior to the 2014 season to inject life into the play-calling. Only three times in TCU's history has a player surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in a season and two belong to Doctson.

Doctson leaves Fort Worth with the most receiving yards in school history (2,785) and a single game (267).

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Tall athlete with long arms and adequate muscle tone for the position. Outstanding leaping ability, body control and ball-skills to elevate with springs in his legs to out-jump defenders.

Extends with magnet hands to pluck away from his body, displaying usually terrific focus and tracking ability. Uses his body well to box out and shield defenders from the ball. Immediately looks to turn catches upfield with deceiving run toughness and a strong stiff arm. Creates spacing in his routes and finds open zones to give his quarterback a clear target.

Unselfish, dependable and hungry worker - can't find anyone who will say a negative word about him. Highly productive, leading TCU in receiving each of his three seasons with the program.

WEAKNESSES: Lean-framed and thin-boned, limiting his growth potential. Upright runner and won't break many tackles as a ballcarrier. Runs tough, but not powerful. Too soft over the middle, looking for the safety and not attacking the ball with the same vigor. Will have some focus drops, allowing footsteps to distract him at the catch point.

Not a proficient route-runner at this stage in his development. Doesn't offer any return experience on special teams. Medicals need vetted, most notably his broken left wrist (Nov. 2015), which required pins and prematurely ended his senior season.

IN OUR VIEW: All of Doctson's experience came in a spread offense that didn't ask him to run a full route tree, but he shows outstanding effort on throws in his zip code, expanding his catch radius, contorting his body and finding ways to finish catches - bailed out quarterback Trevone Boykin on a number of errant passes on film.

Doctson lacks polish in areas, but has the resilient mentality and on-field skill-set to contribute early and settle into a No. 2 receiver role, drawing similarities to Jordan Matthews when he entered the league out of Vanderbilt.

--Dane Brugler (2/3/16)

 
 
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