The Cincinnati Bengals will pick 24th in the 2016 NFL Draft. Most people have them taking a wide receiver in the first round and it would fill a need, but who is the right pick?
There have been a few articles on Stripe Hype about passing on a wide receiver in the first round, especially the past two days. Yesterday, a piece on other positions they could address came out, and today when they should address receiver and who they should get.
There is one guy however that a few of us agree the Bengals should pick at wide receiver if he is there. Josh Doctson out of TCU is probably the easiest answer at wide receiver for the Bengals. His good relationship with Andy Dalton, a fellow TCU Frog, has perfect fit written all over it. In fact, TCU’s pro day featured Bengals QB and Doctson showing off the young receivers talent and potential.
Josh Docton’s senior year at TCU is filled with film and stats that will be hard for many teams to ignore. His 79 receptions for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns are A.J. Green type statistics. His 6-foot-2 frame and solid hands make him a great target, his footwork and fight for extra yards makes him a solid third down option. NFL.com even thinks his place is as a solid number two receiver.
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The relationship he has already created with Andy Dalton should make him a primary target for the Bengals on draft day. Dalton’s relationship with his receivers has been the important story out of Bengals camp each year and this season shouldn’t be any different. It is vital that the Bengals make a move for a player who can carry that relationship and take his position on this team, especially with the waves the Bengals dealt with after the wildcard game, and in free agency.
Josh Doctson bring talent that mirrors A.J. Green and Marvin Jones. His relationship with Dalton brings a consistency to this offense. His potential as a receiver makes him the perfect option. The only thing left is falling to the 24th pick. He is my perfect pick for the Bengals, anyone else, the Bengals should wait until later rounds.