Josh DoctsonWR TCU

6-2.3, 203, (O) 4.5, 

41" Vert! 10'11"! 6.84 3-C,

4.08 SS! 11.06 60-yard!

31.7" Arms, 14 Reps,

He Checks All The Boxes. Part II.

By TOM

Doctson is the most physically talented WR in this years Draft. If he hadn't injured his wrist he'd be fighting Treadwell to be the first WR taken. "Josh Doctson has had a terrific last two years in college, especially in 2015," an NFL scout said. "He used his size and talents to great benefit, and played over the top of most defenders, and sometimes surprised people with a burst of speed. Overall, I like his talents, but I am not projecting him anywhere near the first round, as is often heard when he plays a televised game. Right now, I have him graded as an early third rounder." He has great hands, and might have the best hands in the Draft. He so adept at leaping up over smaller DBs deep down field that it is scary. Once he learns to run NFL routes, watch out.

Doctson is so good that he makes you feel sorry for the DBs sometimes. He is so fast, long, and has that great Vert that he forces CBs to foul him on purpose to stop him from catching the ball. He can be a physical blocker sometimes, but too often he more tries to get in the way than shield him off the play. He had one the best seasons in 2015 of any WR in college football history. You have to remember that he only played in 11 games before breaking his wrist.

2015: Had one of the most prolific campaigns by a wide receiver in TCU history ... Caught school-record 79 passes for 1,337 yards in 2015 ... Caught school-record 14 touchdown passes ... Averaged a career-best 16.9 yards per catch ... Consensus First-Team All-American ... Named Biletnikoff Award finalist ... Named Walter Camp Player of the Year semifinalist ... Named Maxwell Award semifinalist ... Was named a midseason First Team All-American selection at the midway point of the year by Sporting News, SI.com and ESPN.com ... Eight receptions for 74 yards in opener at Minnesota ... Had five catches for 171 yards with two touchdowns against SMU at home ... Named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week and Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week following performance against Texas Tech after posting  18 receptions for 267 yards and three touchdowns ... Doctson’s 267 yards receiving broke the TCU single-game mark of 226, set by Jimmy Young against Wyoming in 2008. ... Doctson tied TCU’s single-game record for receptions, held by Richard Woodley versus Texas Tech in 1990. The Big 12 mark of 18 was also tied ... It was previously accomplished by Albert Connell of Texas A&M versus Colorado in 1996 ... Doctson became the first Horned Frog with at least 10 receptions in a game since Trevone Boykin had 11 catches against West Virginia in 2013 and became the first Horned Frog with three touchdown receptions in a game since Josh Boyce at Boise State in 2011 ... His performance against Texas Tech allowed Doctson to pass the 2,000 yards receiving mark at TCU as he had his second career 200-yard receiving game.

He is so fast and smooth running patterns that you forget how big he is. Dude showed up at the Combine at 6-2, 202, and put up elite stats in the physical tests. He was top five in the Vertical leap, Broad jump, Short Shuttle, and 60-yard Shuttle. He also ran an exceptional 6.84 3-Cone Drill, which made him top five in WRs over 6-foot tall. He only ran a 4.5 at the Combine. He definitely plays faster than that, and I'm sure he will put up a better number at his Proday. He had such a great career at TCU that you forget that he only played in 36 games.

Career: Finished TCU career with 180 career receptions and 2,785 receiving yards… 180 career receptions rank second in TCU history, one behind the 181 receptions by Kelly Blackwell.. 2,785 yards receiving rank second in TCU history behind Mike Renfro’s 2,739 yards… Finished first in TCU history in touchdown receptions with 29, breaking Josh Boyce’s record of 22. Is one of just two WRs in TCU history with at least 20 touchdown receptions in a career and one of just six with 15 or more touchdown receptions in a career… Including his time as a wide receiver at Wyoming, completed collegiate career with 3,178 yards receiving and 215 receptions in 47 games… Caught 34 total touchdowns in collegiate career including five as a rookie at Wyoming… Averaged 14.8 yards per reception during collegiate career

He can actually block, and he looks like he has good blocking instincts. But he too often backs off blocks right before he can make a great block. It just looks to me like he was told not to get physical with CBs downfield blocking on pass plays, so he doesn't get hurt or cheap-shotted. But you can see him on tape getting into great block position, and he will complete the block down field when the RB or QB is running with the ball. 

Not the best blocker on the edge. He has the size and long arms to do it, but he doesn't always look like he knows how to block. I think he was coached not to blocked. He more reaches out and grabs the CB when he sees his teammate needs help. He has great hands. I think he has the best hands of any WR in the Draft. He certainly has the best hands when he is leaping up in the air. 

He has a great release off the line. It is so smooth and fast that it is very deceiving. But when he is lined up next to a teammate you can see that he is a yard or two ahead of team-mate in less than ten yards. He is one of the smoothest runners I have ever seen. 

He was leading the nation in receiving yards per game at the half way point of the season, with 156 a game. He is the most talented WR in this Draft. I think he might struggle a little early as a rookie, because of his wacky spread offense. But once he learns NFL patterns, the sky is the limit. They use him to draw in coverage, and that opens up things for his teammates underneath him as he is so consistently doubled. Plus, he will block for his team-mates when they catches a pass underneath him. He hurt his wrist in the OK ST game on a late hit.

Great physical talent. He has that knack for getting open in patterns as well. He is one of the most productive WRs in college. When you watch, he really looks the part, and has learned how to play the part. He makes the most of miscoverages. I think he has great WR instincts instincts.

Additional Notes:

Minnesota: Set TCU records in 2014, which he looks like he is going to break in 2015. Tough to stop when he slants inside. He is too big and strong for CBs. He scored a TD dragging inside against Minny, and he was barely touched turning back up field for the TD.

Oklahoma: When he went down with the wrist injury he has garnered 44% of the teams TDs, 33% of the receiving yards, and 30% of the receptions. Those really are incredible numbers.

Josh Doctson Vs WVU:

Great hands and ability to track the ball, He caught one against WVU where he was flying down the sideline,  He leaped up a few feet over the Corner, and grabbed the ball high in the sky as he pushed him out of bounds. Amazingly strong hands to snag the ball and hold on through anything. Great quick release. He not only beats CBs with his size and speed, he can win with his quickness right off the snap. His catching radius is great. He always seems to catch with his hands. And once they are in the Redzone, you can just throw it up high to him. No one this side of Gronk goes up higher and grabs the ball with greater strength. He also runs so smooth that he can just run by the CB and grab the TD pass in less than 25-yards. He is just an incredible talent. He also does a great job using his hands and long arms to hold off the corner when in route. 

He draws the double in the Redzone. He was awesome in the first half against WVU. He just kept bursting open deep. He had a great 50-yard reception splitting a double team, and outrunning them to the 10-yard line. He can also catch the deep in. He is catching everything this year. Then he catches a 37-yard pass, punches off the CB, and jogs in for another great TD (but it got taken away for a penalty on the O-line).

Doctson Vs WVU:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5pwdvMrYQU

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Josh Doctson Vs Texas:

Against Texas in the first pass to him, he got the outside shoulder of the WR and Boykin threw a bomb. As he leaped up to catch the ball, the only thing the WR could do was grab his arm and pull him down to the turf. He made the CB foul him. He can block the CB on the edge on run downs. Runs physical patterns when he needs to. Catches the ball through contact very well. He blocked so well against Texas that it was surprising. He even grabbed a CB's shirt and push up with his hands, and bent his knees with perfect technique.

He is unstoppable in the Endzone. He is so friggin' unbelievable at going up and getting to the ball on the high lob pass in the endzone that it just looks unfair sometimes. He is so good at giving the CB a little push off, and then exploding up in the air over everyone and everything and snagging the ball out of the sky. Great leaps and feet on the sideline. He does such a great job leaping up on the high pass down the sideline, and still keeping his feet in bounds. He can look so smooth scoring a touchdown that it looks like he is in warm ups sometimes. The best players make it look easy, and no one makes it look as easy as this guy. With acceleration like that he will be a legit NFL Number One WR, period.

Doctson Vs Texas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGW8qOrIV8M

 

Josh Doctson Vs Iowa State:

I like this Tape because you can see him do everything you need to see him do to be a star. He is a bit of a long strider curling over the middle when teams go into Off (:01). It is a thing of beauty when Baylor is between the opponent's 10 and the 30. When Boykin can just float it up into the endzone. When Boykin is smart enough to loft it high, no one goes up and gets the deep to intermediate high lob like Doctson. It really is something to see (:10). And he can do that 40 and 50 yards down field as well. When the ball is thrown high in the air he is unstoppable. Nobody goes up and gets the high pass better than Doctson. 

He is the best in the Draft at adjusting to the ball in the air. You can see him  there bending his knees to adjust to the low throw. It is just so natural for him (:46). This is a great example of his blocking. He runs down field to drag the DBs deep. Then he sees Boykin take off. He turns and you can see that he wants to block. He curls up field and kind of gets in #5's way, almost like a hockey hip check. Then he finds a second guy to block, and puts an arm on #97 shoulder (1:05). It isn't that he doesn't want to block. It really looks like he just doesn't know how to block. Like he was to valuable running down field his whole life, so his coaches told him not to block so he doesn't risk injury with the rough stuff. But he is a very physical WR, and in the Texas game he was making some great physical blocks all game. I wonder if it had to do with his hurt hand.

Watch the release, it doesn't look like much, but he is a yard ahead of his teammate 5-yards down field. He is so smooth running patterns. He runs down to the CB, and then just hops to his outside shoulder like he is walking in the park. The CB can run with him for a little while. But once he sees the ball in the air he moves faster than everyone else on the field going to get the ball (1:16). Once he weaves past the CB like he is standing still, he is gone. He breaks past him and three yards by the CB in a blink. The pass is under thrown. So he calmly leaps up and slows in the air, and highpoints the ball. 

He almost fakes himself out as he leaves the CB in the dust. And he shows his great adjustments again. He looks like Odell Beckham here. One thing Odell liked to do at LSU was slow a little and turn the catch into a jump ball. Most DBs can't adjust to the ball in the air like a WR (1:44). Watch the out and up as the CB lunges at him to try and grab him. But he grabs his arm and gets knock off stride a little and almost falls down (1:54). So like Odell, you can see Doctson spot the ball in the air, after he stumbled. He burst forward. But then he slows. He knows the DBs are reading heeall, and brings it down like Odell at LSU. He is the best I have seen at leaping up over DBs to catch the ball since Odell at LSU.

One thing about Doctson is that he almost never lines up on the QB's left. He will line up in the Slot on the right, but he has been a Number One WR on the QB's right at TCU. Because of his speed, CBs cannot stop short routes in the Slot (2:20). After getting burned deep so badly, how can the outside Corner cover him when he breaks off the pattern and cuts outside (2:27). And again, watch the great adjustment to the ball thrown way out in front of him, and the hands that clamp onto the ball with just his finger tips (2:37). He is the best WR in this Draft.

How much you want to bet this is a high lob. That is such a great weapon for the QB to have. He can just loft it up and Doctson will snag it out of the sky, or draw a call (2:47). Doctson gets into position. It is badly thrown, but the CB is locked onto Doctson with his eyes so much that he bear hugs him as the tries to leap up for the ball (3:04). He has such a nasty quick outside move that gets the CB's outside shoulder and then he is striding down the sideline (3:11). Then he tries to get in the way of the CB to help his teammate, but always seems to lower his hands before he can commit an actual block. I see that and I see a guy who was told by his coaches not to block so he doesn't get cheap shotted by the DBs he is embarrassing. 

Again, he is ten yard downfield, and his teammate is eight. His release off the line is so smooth that it doesn't look great (3:32). Then he gets downfield and gets three shoves in on DBs for his RB. He always seems to block better in the run game (3:46). He will lined up on the left sometimes, and can still leap up and snag the ball (4:01). Watch how he moves his feet, extends his arms, and blocks the WR with his hands (4:01). He has the skills to be an excellent blocker downfield.

On the QB's left. He is so Wide open when he breaks over the middle in the Slot. Because of his deep speed, DB's just can't cover that (4:31). Another great short pattern. Watch the feet as he jukes the WR, and then breaks inside (4:47). Watch the quick hands as he reaches up and catch the ball slightly behind him without slowing or struggling at all (4:55). Then the great cutback and run after the catch for the TD.

Doctson Vs. Iowa State:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwVHI9nnWLc

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Doctson's Bio:

 

Career: Finished TCU career with 180 career receptions and 2,785 receiving yards… 180 career receptions rank second in TCU history, one behind the 181 receptions by Kelly Blackwell.. 2,785 yards receiving rank second in TCU history behind Mike Renfro’s 2,739 yards… Finished first in TCU history in touchdown receptions with 29, breaking Josh Boyce’s record of 22. Is one of just two in TCU history with at least 20 touchdown receptions in a career and one of just six with 15 or more touchdown receptions in a career… Including his time as a wide receiver at Wyoming, completed collegiate career with 3,178 yards receiving and 215 receptions in 47 games… Caught 34 total touchdowns in collegiate career including five as a rookie at Wyoming… Averaged 14.8 yards per reception during collegiate career. 

2015: 
Had one of the most prolific campaigns by a wide receiver in TCU history ... Caught school-record 79 passes for 1,337 yards in 2015 ... Caught school-record 14 touchdown passes ... Averaged a career-best 16.9 yards per catch ... Consensus First-Team All-American ... Named Biletnikoff Award finalist ... Named Walter Camp Player of the Year semifinalist ... Named Maxwell Award semifinalist ... Was named a midseason First Team All-American selection at the midway point of the year by Sporting News, SI.com and ESPN.com ... Eight receptions for 74 yards in opener at Minnesota ... Had five catches for 171 yards with two touchdowns against SMU at home ... Named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week and Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week following performance against Texas Tech after posting  18 receptions for 267 yards and three touchdowns ... Doctson’s 267 yards receiving broke the TCU single-game mark of 226, set by Jimmy Young against Wyoming in 2008. ... Doctson tied TCU’s single-game record for receptions, held by Richard Woodley versus Texas Tech in 1990. The Big 12 mark of 18 was also tied ... It was previously accomplished by Albert Connell of Texas A&M versus Colorado in 1996 ... Doctson became the first Horned Frog with at least 10 receptions in a game since Trevone Boykin had 11 catches against West Virginia in 2013 and became the first Horned Frog with three touchdown receptions in a game since Josh Boyce at Boise State in 2011 ... His performance against Texas Tech allowed Doctson to pass the 2,000 yards receiving mark at TCU as he had his second career 200-yard receiving game ... Doctson topped the 100-yard mark in receiving for a third straight game with seven catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns against Texas ... Doctson’s 29-yard touchdown catch from Shaun Nixon against the Longhorns was the 23rd of his TCU career, breaking Boyce’s TCU career record (22, 2010-12) ... Doctson finished with eight receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns against Kansas State ... He also had a two-point catch ... Doctson had 10 receptions for 190 yards at Iowa State .... His two touchdown catches, 20 and 42 yards, gave him 12 on the season to break his TCU record of 11 set in 2014 ... He also broke his own TCU record for single-season receiving yards ... Game was his fifth straight with a TD catch and fifth straight with at least 100 yards ... His 190 yards receiving ranked as the seventh most in a game by a Horned Frog ... Doctson had 183 yards on 11 receptions and two touchdowns against WVU, joining Michael Crabtree as the only FBS players in the last 20 seasons to have six straight games of 100 yards receiving and at least two touchdown catches ... Doctson’s 11 receptions gave him 71 on the season, breaking the TCU season record of 66 set by Boyce in 2012 ... Also moved into second place on the TCU all-time receptions list during the WVU game ... Injured during TCU’s game at Oklahoma State after catching six passes for 64 yards ... Played sparingly against Kansas with one reception for 12 yards before sitting out remainder of the regular season due to injury.

2014:
 A second-team All-Big 12 selection and semifinalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award ... set TCU single-season records for receiving yards (1,018) and touchdown catches (11) ... posted just the second 1,000-yard receiving season in TCU history ... his 65 receptions were one short of the TCU single-season mark (66, Josh Boyce, 2012) ... named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week and the College Football Performance Awards National Wide Receiver of the Week for his efforts against Oklahoma State ... posted his first TCU 100-yard receiving game with seven catches for 225 yards, falling one-yard shy of the school single-game record (226, Jimmy Young, vs. Wyoming, 2008) ... his two touchdown grabs against the Cowboys went for 77 and 84 yards in the first quarter ... it was the first of his three 100-yard games on the season ... had back-to-back contests of at least 100 yards and a touchdown against Texas (7/115/1) and Iowa State (9/151/1) ... the nine receptions against the Cyclones marked a career-high ... had two touchdown catches against Minnesota, the latter being a one-handed 7-yard grab that was the Play of the Day on SportsCenter as well as being ESPN's Play of the Month ... totaled six receptions for 64 yards versus the Golden Gophers ... had two touchdown catches on four receptions versus Texas Tech ... surpassed the 1,000-yard milestone on a 27-yard touchdown catch early in the third quarter in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl ... also had a 12-yard scoring grab in the game against Ole Miss as part of six receptions for 59 yards on the day ... tallied at least five receptions in eight of 13 games ... saw action in all 13 contests with 12 starts. 

2013: Tied for the TCU lead with 36 receptions while topping the Horned Frogs with 440 receiving yards ... had a career-high eight catches for 92 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown, against West Virginia ... also had a season-long 37-yard reception against the Mountaineers ... had 27 catches in the final five contests after totaling nine grabs in the opening seven games ... posted a touchdown catch in three of the final four games ... had seven catches, including a 1-yard touchdown, at Kansas State ... closed the season with five receptions for 66 yards and a 16-yard touchdown versus Baylor ... his first career TCU score was on a 27-yard grab against Southeastern Louisiana ... had two catches in the season opener against LSU in his Horned Frogs debut. 

2012: Sat out the season per NCAA transfer rules. 

2011 (Wyoming): Placed fifth on the Cowboys in 2011 with 35 receptions for 393 yards and five touchdowns ... caught a 7-yard scoring pass against TCU as part of three receptions for 43 yards in Wyoming's 31-20 loss to the Horned Frogs ... had touchdown catches of 80 and 35 yards in totaling three grabs for 129 yards to key a 22-19 come-from-behind victory over Colorado State in the regular-season finale ... his first three career receptions, for 17 yards, came in a week four contest against No. 9 Nebraska ... totaled a season-best six grabs for 60 yards, including a long of 21, at Utah State ... contributed four catches in victories over San Diego State and New Mexico ... had a team-high three receptions in a 41-14 victory over UNLV ... recorded three catches, including a 21-yard touchdown, in the New Mexico Bowl versus Temple. 

High School: Earned first-team All-District 5-5A honors as a senior ... caught 40 passes for 604 yards ... voted a team captain and was selected Legacy's Most Valuable Player ... also earned Academic All-District honors as a senior ... received a three-star rating from Rivals.com ... a three-year letterman in both football and basketball ... chose Wyoming over Duke and Tulsa. 

Personal: The son of Tracy Syler-Jones and Michael Jones ... Tracy is TCU's vice chancellor of marketing and communication ... she also ran track at American River College ... has one older brother, Jeremiah, who is also a student at TCU.
RUSHING G ATT YARDS YDS/ATT LONG TD YDS/G
2013 12 0 0 -- 0 0 --
2014 13 0 0 -- 0 0 --
2015 11 1 6 6.0 6 0 0.5
TOTAL 36 1 6 6.0 6 0 0.2
RECEIVING G REC YARDS YDS/REC LONG TD YDS/G
2013 12 36 440 12.2 37 4 36.7
2014 13 65 1018 15.7 84 11 78.3
2015 11 79 1327 16.8 55 14 120.6
TOTAL 36 180 2785 15.5 84 29 77.4
DEFENSE G SOLO ASST. TOTAL SACKS/YDS TFL/YARDS FF FR P DEF INT/YDS
2013 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 13 1 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 11 1 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- --
TOTAL 36 2 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
PARTICIPATION G
2013 12
2014 13
2015 11
TOTAL 36
SCORING G TDS FGS PATS TOTAL POINTS
2013 12 4 -- -- 24
2014 13 11 -- -- 66
2015 11 14 -- -- 84
TOTAL 36 29 -- -- 174

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