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TCU News: Doctson to the Vikings?

Peter King seems to think TCU's favorite son may get to keep his purple clothing in the pros.


Minnesota Vikings take Josh Doctson in Peter King Mock Draft | Fansided

Teddy Bridgewater needs a reliable target on the outside, and there's not a better pure catcher in the draft that Doc. Plus, he already knows he looks great in purple. Seems like a perfect fit!

The Vikings have no idea why the best receiver in the draft—according to several teams—fell to number 23, but they’ll take the gift. One of the things GM Rick Spielman wants to get for Teddy Bridgewater is an outside receiver with game-breaking speed and sure hands. Doctson has both.

Watch future Texas, Texas A&M, and TCU QBs compete in wild drill | USA Today

Okay this is kind of crazy. But man, watching Shawn Robinson with that footwork, and thinking what he can do under the tutelage of Cumbie and Meacham... hoo boy the future is bright in Funky Town.

None of those drills were more unique and eye-opening than the one you see above, where Tate Martell (Texas A&M), Sam Ehlinger (Texas) and Shawn Robinson (TCU) were all asked to weave between two barrels and each other to simulate pressure in the backfield.

College Recruiting Update | Campus Insiders

The article says TCU's currently a 'cold' team when it comes to recruiting, but we know that GP and his crew have their ears to, and their boots on, the ground in a big way. It's only a matter of time before we see some tweets letting us know that "recruiting is heating up!"

Gary Patterson’s team hasn’t added a recruit since February when 3-star wide receiver R.J. Sneed committed to TCU. The Horned Frogs’ class is down to No. 36 in the rankings; however it is headlined by 5-star quarterback Shawn Robinson, who has been actively recruiting other prospects to Fort Worth, Texas. He just hasn’t gotten them to pull the trigger on a commitment just yet.

Where does TCU's Boykin fit in the upcoming NFL Draft? | Dallas News

Each of the pundits quoted here see Boykin as a QB prospect, although one that needs significant season. I am still of the mindset that someone will take a chance on him before the process ends.

Lance Zierlein, "He might be written off as too small or a "system quarterback", but he has shown tremendous growth as a passer and leader while building an impressive resume over the last two seasons. Boykin throws with some anticipation and has the arm talent and mobility to warrant a late-round pick even if he will need extended work learning to read defenses. There is a chance that his arrest at the end of the year could prevent him from being drafted."

TCU's Josh Doctson a likely first round selection, but where will he land? | Dallas News

Doc has been listed everywhere from the first receiver drafted to falling to the third round, but as Thursday draws closer, the likelihood of him hearing his name called before Treadwell, Coleman, and Fuller seems to grow.

Bob Sturm of SportsDay: "He plays with a confidence that you want from a potential X receiver who is a lead dog and able to be a go-to guy. He runs routes off the same stem with great effectiveness and can get DBs turned around or so freaked out about the deep shot that he can take 10-12 yards on comebacks, outs, and digs all day long. He certainly is not a burner, but he quickly gets the opponent on notice and mixes up his routes pretty well. Then, where he is truly special is the battle for the ball.

Michael Thomas and Josh Doctson are the most well-rounded receivers in the draft | SB Nation

This is an incredible, in-depth breakdown of the top WR prospects available this weekend, and Bill Connelly has high praise for the man who may be the best ever at his position to come out of TCU.

TCU's Josh Doctson is limited from a size-and-strength standpoint -- Treadwell and others clearly have the advantage there. But when it comes to his production, few were better in 2015. His leaping ability and agility are excellent, per combine data, and he combined high catch and success rates with solid explosiveness. He's a possession-plus guy.


TCU, pitcher Baker optimistic, but freshman having MRI on right arm | The Star-Telegram

The Frogs can ill-afford to lose another weekend starter, with Traver still on the shelf and Howard looking vulnerable last weekend in Stillwater. Here's hoping the big guy can be on the mound Friday night when Tech comes to town. If not, Schloss is leaning towards Rex Hill, who has had a couple of nice appearances the last two Tuesdays, to take his place.

“We’ve had guys before with arm issues who they wouldn’t let hit,” Schlossnagle said. “He wasn’t sore to the touch. He passed all of the tests the trainer would give him. All of that is good news. So we’ll see how it goes, and then we’ll adjust accordingly as we get closer to the weekend.”