Josh Doctson is one of the best wide receiver prospects in college football heading into the 2016 NFL Draft. He is expected to be one of the top wide receivers taken and both Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. are very high on him.
McShay went ahead and compared him to current Oakland Raiders’ wide receiver Michael Crabtree during a recent question and answer for ESPN.
“I can see the Michael Crabtree comparisons with TCU’s Josh Doctson,” McShay said. “They’re similar in size, and neither will wow you in the 40, but both possess outstanding natural ball skills. Taking it a step further, both played in college spread offenses. Doctson will have to adjust to pro-style offenses, just like Crabtree did as a rookie in 2009 coming out of Texas Tech.”
During the 2015 college football season, Doctson has hauled in 79 passes for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns.
At 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, Docston is a very physical receiver. Doctson is also one of the top route runners in the draft class.
Being compared to Crabtree isn’t exactly the best comparison that Doctson could have been hoping for. That being said, Crabtree was the No. 10 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Doctson probably would not mind the Crabtree comparison if it got him that high in the draft order.
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