Bengals: Five Wide Receivers They Should Eye in The Draft

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Nov 15, 2014; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Tyler Boyd (23) catches the ball as North Carolina Tar Heels cornerback Brian Walker (28) defends in the first quarter at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 15, 2014; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Tyler Boyd (23) catches the ball as North Carolina Tar Heels cornerback Brian Walker (28) defends in the first quarter at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 3, 2015; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Texas Christian University Horned Frogs wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) attempts to make a catch against the University of Texas Longhorns in the second quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The pass was incomplete. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 3, 2015; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Texas Christian University Horned Frogs wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) attempts to make a catch against the University of Texas Longhorns in the second quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The pass was incomplete. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports /

Josh Doctson

Lastly, there’s Josh Doctson. Fred Biletnikoff runner up, touchdown machine, vertical threat, All American and school record holder for single season receptions and touchdown receptions. Turn on the tape of Doctson and you’ll immediately love this guy. Doctson dominated at TCU even with a quarterback that many think could not succeed at the NFL level.

Doctson draws comparisons to Dallas Cowboy Terrance Williams, but I don’t think that does him justice. Williams is a solid no.2, but Doctson is already much better. While he doesn’t possess top speed like the rest of these wide receivers, he gets open. Doctson has a rare ability to get separation at the top of his routes. He is legitimately one of those guys that can say “throw it, I’m always open”.

The way he uses his length makes him a freak of an athlete. As I said before, I would favor Coleman with the first round pick. Although, there is a very good chance Coleman is gone by the time Cincinnati is on the board. If he is not there, Braxton Miller or Josh Doctson should be the choice. Miller is a bit of a project, but Doctson is ready to go. The best thing about Doctson though is that he has the mentality and skill of a no. 1 wide receiver, but in Cincinnati he wouldn’t be asked to take that role.

With A.J. Green on the other side and Eifert occupying the middle, Doctson could flourish in Cincinnati. Cincinnati could go either way with addressing the wide receiver position, but it will most likely be one of these five players.

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