A wide receiver’s hands are the most integral part of the position’s craft and are frequently tested throughout the duration of a season, not only catching passes from flame throwing quarterbacks, but also in blocking situations as well.
TCU wide out Josh Doctson’s hands had never let him down until last week, it was announced that the junior has suffered a broken right hand. Due to the injury, Doctson will now miss the remainder of spring practices leaving a major void for the Horned Frogs squad to fill.
“Josh will be good,” Patterson said Friday, per The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Josh had had good practices. But you can’t catch with a cast on your hand.”
Still, if there’s any “good” time to get injured, it’s now for the Horned Frogs as the team’s leading receiver will have the entire summer to rehab the injury. A season ago, Doctson was the top option for quarterback Trevone Boykin, catching 65 passes for 1,081 yards, good for eighth in the Big 12. Of those 65 catches, eight went for touchdowns and several of those displayed his big play ability.
If Doctson is able to return to full strength and declares for the NFL draft, he will likely be a hot commodity for professional teams because of his excellent size and tremendous playmaking ability. Doctson is among the top returning receivers in a talented Big 12 Conference and could be in the running for many post-season awards. The Mansfield, Texas native’s status is one to watch as the school year comes to a close and summer training camp quickly approaches.
*Section Photo credit to Matthew Emmons, USA Today Sports; Featured Photo (above) credit to 247 Sports