Washington ready for big Doctson impact in 2017

The team drafted Doctson in 2016, but lost him to injury for the majority of his rookie year.

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Washington ready for big Doctson impact in 2017


  • Second-year Washington receiver Josh Doctson is said to have fully recovered from an Achilles injury that sent him on IR after only 31 snaps played in 2016.
  • Before being selected 22nd overall by Washington in the 2016 draft, Doctson was PFF’s highest-ranked receiver in college football in his final year at TCU.
  • Despite the additions of Terrelle Pryor and Brian Quick in free agency, Docston will be asked to step up to cover for the loss of Pierre Garçon and Desean Jackson, who together accounted for 33 percent of the team’s catches in 2016.
  • In 2015, he ranked first in yards per route run (4.08), and proved to be extremely efficient in the deep passing game (20-plus yards downfield) with 17 receptions on 32 targets (19 deemed catchable) for a 53.1 percent catch rate (third-best in 2015), scoring 9 TDs.

Josh Doctson

  • crosseyedlemon

    The Redskins have to hope this guy doesn’t have a history like the Bear’s Kevin White.

    • Andre Taylor

      Bud the Redskins had better hope Doctson really lives or surpasses his 1st round draft status, letting both Jackson and Garcon walk will come back to bite them in the ass. Snyder, and Allen have created a dysfunctional mess in the nations capital. QB Kirk Cousins is still hasn’t signed a long term contract, alot of the free agents they signed are on 1 year contracts. Meaning they will have some of those same holes next off-seaon, then signing DT Stacy McGee, and Terrell McClain to big free agent contracts. Yet allowed DT/DL Chris Baker who had been one of their best defensive players, and best D-lineman. Then to depend on a WR with 1 year of experience at the WR position. In WR Terrell Pryor, and signing underachieving veteran Brian Quick to replace the production lost in Jackson and Garcon is foolish. To have fired former GM Scot McCloughan on some bogus claim of him having a alcohol relapse, is an absolute disgrace. Then turn around and use his draft board, just shows how low the organization has sunk.

      • Tim Edell

        There was a lot of friction coming from the Skins front office.. not sure, or anyone on the outside knows, if it was a bogus claim or not.

        • Andre Taylor

          Tim the report just came out that VOP Bruce Allen says that the Redskins are prepared to franchise tag QB Kirk Cousins again next year. Essentially using 26% of the Redskins cap-space to franchise Kirk Cousins between 28 to 34 million dollars. Which makes no sense considering they signed several free agents to one year contracts, like WR’s Terrelle Pryor, Brian Quick, and LB’s Zach Brown. In the end the Redskin front office will end up having to trade Cousins to the 49ers for picks. It only shows just how well organized GM John Lynch and HC Kyle Shanahan are, everyone was surprised when they drafted QB C.J. Beathard in the 3rd round. But the plan is to have veteran Hoyer there to mentor Beathard for a year, then get Cousins next year and have Beathard as a excellent backup to Cousins or one of the top QB’s in next years class. The saddest part is Allen and Snyder don’t even have a quality young prospect in waiting, only career backup Colt McCoy. This once proud organization has become a joke.