Round 1, Pick 24
Josh Doctson, Wide Receiver, Texas Christian
After the departures of Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones, the Bengals have a glaring need at wide receiver. With guys like Laquon Treadwell and Corey Coleman likely to get picked before the Bengals’ selection at 24, Josh Doctson is the clear-cut choice. Doctson is a freak athlete, and showed it off at the NFL Combine by jumping 41″ in the broad jump and 131″ in the broad jump. Doctson doesn’t possess the greatest straight line speed (4.50 40 yard dash), but is very quick and fluid with his cuts. Doctson earned All-American honors his senior season, pulling in 79 catches for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns. His biggest game came against Texas Tech when he caught 18 passes for 267 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 55-52 win.
With one of the most reliable wide receivers in the league on their roster in AJ Green, Doctson doesn’t have to be the primary target for the Bengals’ offense. I see Doctson as a great fit for this offense, as he can do it all; catch the deep ball, make plays after the catch, block fairly well, etc. The biggest transition for Doctson will be learning an NFL offense, as he played in TCU’s air raid style offense the past three years.
Next: Round 2