2016 Scouting Report: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

Apr 25, 2016
Samuel Gold


Josh Doctson NFL Draft 2016 Cover

Josh Doctson was a three-star recruit from Mansfield Legacy HS in Mansfield, Texas. He committed to play for Wyoming over Duke and Tulsa. After his 2011 season with Wyoming, he elected to transfer to TCU to play for the Horned Frogs and was forced to sit out the 2012 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He slowly became one of TCU’s best receivers and was a finalist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award in 2015 while earning Consensus All-American Honors. He enters the 2016 NFL Draft as one of the top wide receiver prospects in the draft.

 

Measureables

DOB December 3, 1992 Bench (225 lbs) 14
Height 6’2″ Vertical Jump 41″
Weight 202 lbs Broad Jump 10’11”
Arms 31.875 in 20 Yard Shuttle 4.08 sec
Hands 9.875 in 3 Cone Drill 6.84 sec
40 Yard Dash (10 yd split) 4.50 sec (1.59 sec) 60 Yard Shuttle 11.06 sec

 

Stats and Awards

TCU (2013-2015), Wyoming (2011)
2015 – 79 rec, 1327 yds (16.8 ypc), 14 TDs Consensus All-American, First team All-Big 12
2014 – 65 rec, 1018 yds (15.7 ypc), 11 TDs Second team All-Big 12
2013 – 36 rec, 440 yds (12.2 ypc), 4 TDs
2012 – Ineligible (NCAA Transfer to TCU)
2011 – 35 rec, 393 yds (11.2 ypc), 5 TDs

 

Scouting Report

  • Smooth runner. Plays at one speed without urgency.
  • Attacks the ball with hands outstretched, but has a few focus drops. High volume target in TCU offense.
  • Keeps eyes in the backfield when play breaks down working to get open for his quarterback.
  • Trouble separating from press coverage
  • Great at finding seams between zones.
  • Great endzone target for fade routes with good hip flexibility to make in air adjustment turning his entire body.
  • Great body control to dive and catch the ball
  • Very willing run blocker. Needs better hand placement and technique to drive defenders backwards.
  • Routes are slow and deliberate. Rarely does he use the 4.50 speed unless going deep.
  • Stands too upright when shifting in his routes.
  • Skilled handfighter deep into routes to make sure he has separation to move.
  • Catches in traffic extremely well.
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    Body Control

    Josh Doctson is the master of body control. If there is any trait that defines him it is his ability to turn and make mid-air adjustments on deep passes or on the sideline. With this trait, Doctson will immediately be beneficial to quarterbacks in the endzone running fade routes or on crucial 3rd down conversions.

    Jumping

    To go along with body control, Doctson led all wide receivers in the vertical jump and broad jump. He consitently demonstrates an ability to use that to his advantage and create on high thrown balls.

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