clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Josh Doctson Scouting Report, Wide Receiver, TCU, 2016 NFL Draft

New, comments

One of my favourite prospects in the draft and someone who could really surprise you.

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Introduction

High School: Mansfield Legacy (Texas)

Recruitment: 3 Star Recruit by Rivals

Injuries/Discipline: Broken wrist in 2015.

Measurables:

Height: 6'3

Weight: 195lb

Class: Senior

Bench Press: 14

Vertical: 41"

Broad: 131"

40 Yard: 4.50

3 Cone: 6.84

Stats

2015: 78 receptions, 1236 yards, 17.0 yard average, 14 TD (TCU)

2014: 65 receptions, 1018 yards, 15.7 yard average, 11 TD (TCU)

2013: 36 receptions, 440 yards, 12.2 yard average, 4 TD (TCU)

2012: Transfer Rules

2011: 35 receptions, 393 yards, 11.2 yard average, 5 TD (Wyoming)

Positives

  • Good size for the position.
  • High points the ball better than any receiver in this draft.
  • Good acceleration off the line.
  • Has good speed to get behind corners.
  • Tracks the deep ball very well.
  • Good hand usage.
  • Doesn't struggle to gain separation.
  • Excellent production at the college level.
  • Superb body control
  • Excellent hand eye coordination
  • Uses his hands well, and creates after the catch

Negative

  • Doesn't play against press coverage well.
  • TCU Offense created a lot of space for him to work in.
  • Rounds off his routes too much
  • Runs a little upright, doesn't push into his cuts.
  • Doesn't show much interest run blocking.

Conclusion

I loved Josh Doctson before his impressive combine performance, and now I like him even more...to the point where I would classify him a potential steal. He was a top performer in 4 different drills, but that just supported the tape, which differentiates him from a combine hero like Stephen Hill.

When you look at Josh, you're not blown away immediately. Then you take a step back and you can really appreciate just how good he is and just how good he can be. His body control is fantastic, he looks covered and then with a simple move, he's got a yard or two of space. He always goes up and high points the ball and he comes down with the majority of them.

He has some things to clear up, but it's clear to me that this man has first round talent and I think his star will continue to shine to a point where he ends up going mid to late first round. His production at TCU is no mistake, he has been their most reliable target for years and he continues to make money catch after money catch.

I would love the Jets to take a look at him, even though the wide receiver position is not a position of need right this minute, or at least it's not the biggest need.



Draft Grade: 88

90-100 = Exceptional Talent

80-90 = Impact Player

70-80 = NFL Starter

60-70 = Solid NFL Potential

50-60 = Draftable - Lot of work needed

>50 = Undraftable - Long shot to stick