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2016 NFL Draft: Redskins select Josh Doctson with pick # 22

Pick AnalysisDefense, defense, defense.  That’s been the talk from everyone when predicting this pick all off-season.  It loo


Pick Analysis

Defense, defense, defense.  That’s been the talk from everyone when predicting this pick all off-season.  It looked like it fits the needs.  Then you look at the value at this point with so much talent still left on the board, including on the defensive line where they could take a great player.  But they fool us all and give newly franchise tagged quarterback Kirk Cousins another weapon.  And it’s not a bad idea.  Jackson and Garcon aren’t necessarily who they were, and Doctson is a stud with elite traits who tracks the ball in the air better than anyone in this class.  They will still have to tackle the other side of the ball later, but have plenty picks, and certainly get solid value here. (Rebecca Rennie)

Player Analysis

In terms of production, few can match that of Doctson over the last two seasons.  After a breakout junior year, TCU’s top receiver has put together back to back 1,000+ yards seasons, and a combined 25 touchdowns since 2014.  The Wyoming transfer wins with his polished technique, excellent hands, and his outstanding ability to track the ball in the air and adjust, a trait which he arguably has no rivals for in this year’s class.  On 50/50 balls mid-air, it’s only a surprise when Doctson doesn’t come down with the ball, as such a reliable target who’s ball skills and concentration results in almost never failing to make the plays expected of him at this level.  The questions surrounding Doctson this off-season were based around a relatively thin frame, and whether he had ideal athletic traits.  He proved that he had that and then some at the combine, with great speed and lower body explosion, at a more defined build over 200 lbs.  The quickness doesn’t always show up on film, but he’s done enough to push into the first round. (Rebecca Rennie)

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2016 NFL Draft: Redskins select Josh Doctson with pick # 22

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