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Former TCU WR Josh Doctson signed by Minnesota

Drafted in the first round by the Washington Redskins, the fourth year pro is getting a chance with a competent organization.

NFL: Oakland Raiders at Washington Redskins
Reunited and it feels so good.
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The Washington Redskins are kind of a trash organization. Let’s be honest, they’ve done more to prove that they don’t know what they’re doing than to show they have any inkling of understanding how to run a competent football team. They’re also a big rival of the Cowboys, the pro football team many Frog fans also happen to root for. So, when former TCU great Josh Doctson was drafted by them in 2016 after a record-breaking career with the Horned Frogs, reactions were mixed to say the least.

Doc went in the first round with the 22nd overall pick that year after compiling over 2,700 yards and scoring 29 touchdowns in three seasons at TCU. Having initially signed with Wyoming out of high school, Doctson was a pleasant surprise when he transferred to TCU after one season initially, becoming a true number one receiver and an All-American by the time he was done. Unfortunately for him, he landed with Washington, where he spent time on IR and caught just 81 passes in 33 career games, averaging 13.6 yards per and scoring eight touchdowns. In addition to the injuries, he also dealt with injuries at the quarterback position (four different QBs took snaps for the Skins last season alone) and a myriad of coaching changes that made it hard to know his role.

This all led to him being cut by Washington last weekend, and when he went unclaimed, making him a free agent. Now, according to sources, it appears he has agreed to a deal with the Minnesota Vikings, reuniting him with the quarterback that he had the most success with, Kirk Cousins.

Doctson brings size and speed to a Vikings receiving corp that is already pretty good - with Stefon Diggs manning one outside slot and Adam Thielan a legit star in the slot. Josh’s ability to high point the ball, his exceptional catch radius, and above average speed make him a great candidate to win the other outside receiver job, especially given that they only have four wide receivers on the team (Chad Beebe and Bisi Johnson are the other two). It seems like the perfect place for Doc to get a fresh start and show the NFL that he was worthy of a first round pick - something Frog fans already know well.

Good luck Josh! It will be nice to see you back in purple!