Redskins' general manager Scot McCloughan and head coach Jay Gruden came to a consensus on drafting Josh Doctson: They loved what he did at TCU and they felt that, in time, he would do the same for Washington.
"It's about taking the best player on the board, and Josh was clearly the best player on the board at that time for us," Gruden said. "He makes quarterbacks right. He'll get plenty of opportunities down there in the red zone."
Could those opportunities help Doctson become NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year?
NFL.com College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread put together a list of six players he thinks could have strong rookie seasons and win the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Doctson just so happened to be one of the six, joining Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Rams quarterback Jared Goff, Titans running back Derrick Henry, Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell and Broncos running back Devontae Booker.
Here's what Goodbread had to say about Doctson:
"Of the draft's best wide receivers, Doctson's match with the Redskins provides the best combination of talent and opportunity. The way Doctson uses length and timing on fades and "jump balls" will make him a serious touchdown threat in the red zone. He'll have an up-and-comer in Kirk Cousins delivering the ball, and the fact that a tight end (Jordan Reed) led the Redskins in the three primary receiving categories last year (87 catches for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns) tells all you need to know about the club's need at receiver."
Doctson's already in house, and working with his new teammates, having gone through his first full practice on Monday. It's just a matter of time before Doctson gets the system down and he's out being that next-level impact player for the Redskins.