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Redskins selected TCU WR Josh Doctson with the No. 22 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Doctson (6'2/202) needed only three seasons at TCU to set school records in career receiving yards (2,785) and receiving TDs (29), averaging 15.5 yards per catch. Doctson ran 4.5-flat at the Combine with explosive vertical (41") and broad (10'11") jumps. The lone drawback on Doctson's profile is his age, turning 24 late in his rookie year. Docston is an elite athlete with plus size, a consistent winner in the contested-catch game, and one of the top vertical wideouts in this year's draft. He's drawn comparisons ranging from DeAndre Hopkins to Allen Robinson.
Apr 28 - 10:43 PM

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio suggests the Titans could take a WR at No. 15 if they do not trade up for an offensive tackle.

We think Florio has some intel here. The Titans selected Dorial Green-Beckham in the second round last year and have been heavily linked to Braxton Miller in the second round. However, a prospect like Josh Doctson or Corey Coleman would really enhance this offense and build the talent around Marcus Mariota. Many believe the receiver run could start with the Jets at No. 20 or Texans at No. 22, but do not rule No. 15 out.
Apr 28 - 9:25 AM

An anonymous NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that TCU WR Josh Doctson is "very similar to [Laquon] Treadwell" but added "Treadwell's probably a little bit stronger and more physical."

We'd add that Doctson is a step or two faster than Treadwell and far superior down the field. "Very polished route runner," the scout said of Doctson. "Very good hands. Vertical guy. Tracks the ball well." CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora is on record predicting that Doctson will be the first receiver taken. "Great kid," said another scout. "Quiet, smart, reserved. Never have an issue." Doctson tied for the best receiver vertical jump (41 inches) and had the best broad jump (10-11) of the upper-tier WRs. "First round," said a third scout. "Everybody was questioning his 40 time but he ran (fast) at the combine. That puts him in there automatically. He's got great hands."
Apr 22 - 3:40 PM

Pro Football Focus sees TCU C Joey Hunt as "arguably the best pass protector in this class."

Hunt has shown a propensity to "adeptly [mirror] inside rushers [while] having just enough to hold up versus bull rushes," according to PFF analyst Mike Renner. The 6-foot-2, 295-pounder was the cause of just 10 total pressures over the past two seasons. "If he can go to an outside zone heavy team," the analyst believes, "Hunt can be effective." An AFC area scout said earlier this winter that he thinks the TCU product has a legitimate skill-set for the NFL.
Apr 16 - 4:23 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora predicts TCU WR Josh Doctson will be the first receiver taken.

Some believe Laquon Treadwell is a lock for this distinction. Doctson is absolutely competing with him for the honor. It also wouldn't surprise if Corey Coleman is ultimately the first receiver taken.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 13 - 3:26 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl believes TCU WR Josh Doctson is a perfect fit for the Vikings.

So do we. The Vikes swung and missed on Mike Wallace last year and sent him to the gallows soon after Blair Walsh shanked his chip shot in the playoffs. That leaves Stefon Diggs as Minnesota's only reliable outside option at the moment. "Insert Doctson, who has the size (6-2, 202), leaping ability (40-inch vertical jump) and is one the best at tracking and high-pointing the ball in this year's WR class," Weidl wrote. "Doctson would be the best red zone target Bridgewater has had outside the hashes."
Apr 6 - 6:33 PM

Scott Casterline, the agent for TCU S Derrick Kindred, believes there are in the neighborhood of a half-dozen NFL teams interested in his client.

Predictably, Casterline would not dive into specifics as to which teams might be eyeing Kindred for late April's draft. Said the agent, "I think I can narrow it down to about half a dozen teams for Derrick. But in this business, you never know." He indicated that he was pleased with the TCU defender's Pro Day last week, mostly due to his work in positional drills (Kindred stood on the majority of his Combine numbers). "I know their draft boards are pretty well set by now, but they always want one more look. He didn't disappoint," Casterline said. NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt likes Kindred's ability to contribute on special teams. He's a potential pick late on Day 3, though undrafted free agency might ultimately stand as his fate.
Apr 6 - 12:01 AM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt believes that TCU S Derrick Kindred "will be a great special teams player for some team."

Brandt highlighted Kindred's special teams before writing, "He's also smart, and because of that will do a great job as a safety." The lone testing event he participated in during Thursday's Pro Day was the bench press, with the 5-foot-10, 207-pounder hoisting the bar 17 times. As for his earlier NFL Scouting Combine results, those including a run through the 40-yard dash in 4.50 seconds, a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 123-inch broad jump. An NFC scout said earlier this offseason that he views Kindred as "probably a [special] teams guy and fourth safety" due to his coverage limitations. NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein, meanwhile, thinks that while undrafted free agency is a realistic outcome at the draft, the TCU defender "[has] got enough talent to fight for a roster spot."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 3 - 8:00 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt believes that TCU WR Josh Doctson "has a chance to be a first-round pick [following his Pro Day on Thursday]."

We will quibble slightly with Brandt on a semantic level here. The analyst sees Doctson's Pro Day as having boosted him closer to the first round, but he was likely already a legitimate prospect in that conversation even before Pro Day festivities. He did drop one pass during positional workouts. Otherwise, smooth sailing. Of late, the 6-foot-2, 202-pounder has drawn legitimate talk of jumping long-presumed No. 1 receiver Laquon Treadwell, with one AFC scout praising his ability to haul in the 50/50 balls and another telling NJ.com's Mark Eckel that nobody should be surprised if Doctson adds "draft leapfrogging" to his resume of impressive skills come April 28.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 3 - 3:52 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt wrote that TCU QB Trevone Boykin "doesn't quite know how to take something off the ball."

Boykin completed 35-of-38 passes during Thursday's Pro Day. Brandt is a fan of his overall arm strength, but the 6-foot, 212-pound TCU product's touch (or lack of it) concerns the analyst. In addition to the traditional passing drills, Boykin also ran a number of routes as a wideout, with Brandt noting that he "looked pretty good doing that, too." The quarterback would like to prove that he can actually play quarterback at the next level. We can't knock the pride he takes in his craft, but he is a long ways off from being ready to provide through the air for an NFL team.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 3 - 3:39 PM

TCU unveiled statues of TCU HC Gary Patterson, Heisman-winning QB Davey O'Brien and former TCU HC/AD Dutch Meyer.

Meyer and O'Brien passed away in 1982 and 1977, respectively, making their statues quite logical. Patterson, though, is not only alive, he is also TCU's current head coach. His statue represents a clear violation of the unwritten rules of statue etiquette, but if nothing else, it will provide a new large thing for children to climb on prior to Horned Frog games.
Apr 2 - 7:20 PM

An AFC scout discussing the top wideouts in this draft said, "Everyone talks about [Ole Miss WR Laquon] Treadwell, but [TCU WR] Josh Doctson is really special when the ball is in the air."

"I think [Doctson]'s better at the 50/50 [balls] than Treadwell and he's faster," the scout told NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein. "Tell me why he shouldn't be considered in the same discussion with Treadwell." Zierlein sees the point and noted that Doctson's "explosion measurements [in Combine and Pro Day testing] blew Treadwell's away." At the same time, the analyst sees Treadwell as more of an alpha-dog receiver than Doctson, at least in terms of on-field personality. We wouldn't be surprised if either Doctson or Baylor WR Corey Coleman jumped Treadwell at the draft -- no slight against Treadwell, as all three wideouts offer their own slightly differing positive skill-sets and their draft positions might just depend on team needs.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 1 - 9:02 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline relayed that TCU QB Trevone Boykin "ran about 10-12 pass patterns [during Thursday's Pro Day]."

Boykin has long insisted that he believes he can be an NFL quarterback, to the point where he dismissed an invite to the Senior Bowl because they wanted him to play wideout. While he did throw passes on Pro Day, we might finally be seeing something of a position shift. Per Pauline, the dynamic TCU athlete "look[ed] good catching the ball" on his handful of routes. Pauline also noted that Boykin got in some work fielding punts on Thursday. The 6-foot, 212-pounder is as project-y as they come. While he could find himself drafted on Day 3, we wouldn't count out the possibility that he exits the draft as a street free agent.
Mar 31 - 7:18 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline noted that TCU WR Kolby Listenbee (sports hernia) did not participate in drills during Thursday's Pro Day.

"Listenbee underwent sports hernia surgery during the second week of March, soon after returning from the Combine," Pauline wrote, adding that the receiver apparently suffered the initial injury in the third game of the season and simply played through it. His 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash during the Combine looks all the more impressive now that we know that he was nursing an injury at the time. The 6-foot, 197-pounder will head back to Indianapolis for medical rechecks in mid-April and, per Pauline, could potentially work out for NFL scouts in the days leading up to the draft if he checks out OK.
Mar 31 - 5:56 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah pegged TCU WR Josh Doctson and LSU LB Deion Jones as a potential pair of first and second-round selections by the Bengals.

On their Move the Sticks podcast, Jeremiah and fellow NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks are examining potential draft pairs that would make logical sense for teams in the first two rounds. Jeremiah is particularly keen on the work Doctson has done this offseason, writing that "[h]e erased concerns about his speed at the combine (4.50 40-yard dash). He is a weapon. With the Bengals losing Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu in free agency, they need to replenish the position with some size." As for the other half of the draft sandwich? "Jones can add athleticism to the Bengals' linebacker corps," Jeremiah believes. "He's a little undersized, but he has strong safety-type cover skills. Jones can be a weapon, especially in sub and nickel situations." The Bengals' real concern with this theoretical pairing would come in the fact that Doctson may well already have been selected by the time Cincinnati rolls around at pick No. 24.
Source: NFL.com
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