Well, at least he didn't go to Cleveland, forcing Frog fans to root for the Browns and RGIII.
Doctson joins a Washington offense that features quarterback Kirk Cousins, receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon and tight end Jordan Reed. The presence of those two wide outs mean that Doctson will have less pressure to contribute right away as a freshman and instead will be allowed to develop until he is ready for a major role on the offense.
Skins fans seem universally excited to welcome Doc to Washington, where he has a chance to contribute right away and be an impact guy on the field and in the locker room.
"I kind of reminisce every day," Doctson said of his journey at the NFL Combine. "When I think about the Combine…I’m not supposed to be standing here on this stage. I’m blessed with the opportunity. I have got to take full advantage of the opportunity. Like you said not being recruited out of high school, I don’t have any grudges, but anybody would love to be in my shoes right now. I am just fortunate I am standing right here, so I am taking all of it as blessings."
Doc made a cool $10 million dollars for having his name called at #22. Not a bad night's work, after a lifetime of preparing.
Doctson lacks polish in areas, but has the resilient mentality and on-field skill-set to contribute early and settle into a No. 2 receiver role, drawing similarities to Jordan Matthews when he entered the league out of Vanderbilt.
Josh Doctson was the first Frog off the board, but won't be the last. And Derrick Kindred could be the first TCU player from the defensive side of the ball to get picked this year. Kindred has shown he has the skill and toughness to make, and stay on, an NFL roster.
“Everybody was looking for that diamond in the rough, and Derrick was that diamond in the rough,” Bruce said.
Kindred could make the next team that acquires him look like a very smart organization.
It is going to be so lit at Lupton this weekend, with first place in the conference on the line. Let's make sure we pack the park in purple!
"Getting ourselves in a position to where we play well in all three phases of the game for a three-day period, like we did earlier in the season — there’s no doubt we’re capable of that," Schlossnagle said. "That’s the most important thing to me. If we do that, then we’ll finish where we’re supposed to finish in the conference."
TCU needs a sweep to come out of the weekend as the conference leader, and needs to at least win the series to remain in contention, with each team having only two conference series remaining.
The only way TCU can leap frog — pardon the pun — Texas Tech is if the Red Raiders get swept.
If that happens, that puts Texas Tech at 12-6 and the Horned Frogs at 13-5.
That would give TCU a one-game lead.
However, the Red Raiders would remain atop the Big 12 leader board with at least one win in Fort Worth.
The battle for Texas has garnered national attention, and should make for a lively environment in Fort Worth over the weekend.
"Texas Tech is the first-place team in the league and they’re having a great season," Schlossnagle said. "It’ll be a regional/super regional kind of atmosphere, which is good for a young team. This is another growth opportunity for them."
If this is true, it's another phenomenal move for Jamie Dixon and TCU. Jai, the son of former pro and current trainer/life coach John Lucas, comes from a primo lineage and holds the Houston connections that big time college programs covet. From a recruiting and personality standpoint, it's an absolute slam dunk hire.
The move is hardly surprising, as Lucas likely can't advance much further in Austin without a departure among Smart's current group of assistants, so this is a well-deserved promotion for Lucas that should help TCU significantly in Houston. Since Smart doesn't have deep ties to the state historically, it would make sense for Lucas' replacement to at least have some connections to the state.