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Meet The Prospect: Josh Doctson


A wide receiver has eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark just three times in TCU's history. Josh Doctson accomplished that feat twice.

Despite playing in only 11 games this past season due to a wrist injury, Doctson set school records with 79 receptions for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2015. The 6-2, 202-pound ball magnet caught 144 passes for 2,345 yards and 25 touchdowns over the past two seasons in TCU's Air Raid offense.

The Mansfield, Texas native only had a handful of scholarship offers coming out of high school and began his collegiate career at Wyoming. As a true freshman in 2011, Doctson showed plenty of promise with 35 catches for 393 yards and five touchdowns. An illness in the family made Doctson want to return closer to home, so he transferred to TCU and sat out the 2012 season.

In three seasons at TCU, Doctson set the school record for receiving yards (2,785) and touchdowns (29), while finishing second in receptions (180). He said at the Scouting Combine that he's 100 percent recovered from the wrist injury. Due to his transfer year, he will turn 24 this season. His route tree is somewhat limited because of the spread offense he played in, but there's no question that he's one of the most explosive receivers in this year's NFL Draft. In fact, CBS Sports analyst Dane Brugler compared Doctson to Jordan Matthews coming out of Vanderbilt. Doctson is projected to be a late-first, early-second round pick.

Scouting Report From

Highly productive receiver with good height but in need of more functional mass for the NFL game. Doctson must prove he can play against press coverage if he is to reach his potential, but his ability to go up and win when the ball is in the air will endear him to quarterbacks. Scouts don't expect to be wowed by his 40­time, but most believe he'll be a solid No. 2 receiver in the league. - Lance Zierlein

What He Said

"My biggest strength as a football player is catching the ball. That's what I am supposed to do. Doesn't matter the situation. If the pass is behind me, doesn't matter where it's at, I am going to catch it. I am guy that is a consistent deep threat that will make the big catch and the big play when we need it."* - Josh Doctson on his biggest strength as a football player*

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