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2016 NFL Draft Rumors: New York Giants To Replace Reuben Randle With Josh Doctson?

( [email protected] ) Feb 22, 2016 11:50 AM EST
One of the athletes who's expected to receive a lot of offers in the upcoming NFL Draft is Josh Doctson from the Texas Christian University. Although it is not yet clear which team the 23-year-old wide receiver will be playing for, he could end up with the New York Giants.
Screenshot from Josh Doctson's highlights. YouTube / Ben Brave Productions

One of the athletes who's expected to receive a lot of offers in the upcoming NFL Draft is Josh Doctson from the Texas Christian University. Although it is not yet clear which team the 23-year-old wide receiver will be playing for, he could end up with the New York Giants.

As noted by the Big Blue View, the Giants is currently in need of a new wide receiver since the team seems to be running out of options. In the previous season, Victor Cruz suffered a calf injury while Corey Washington did not perform as expected. Rueben Randle, on the other hand, is inconsistent on the field, which can be very problematic for the team especially during crucial moments in the game.

Given the Giants' current status regarding its roster, it could turn into the free agent market for an experienced receiver. Or, it could also draft its own in the form of Doctson.

The athlete could serve as a formidable addition to the Giants' roster since during his last two years at Texas Christian University, he managed to catch 25 touchdown passes. Also, at 6-foot-3 and a slim frame, Doctson looks like he was born to outrun and out-catch his competitors.

"Extends with magnet hands to pluck away from his body, displaying usually terrific focus and tracking ability," Dane Brugler of CBS Sports wrote in the NFL profile for Doctson.

"Uses his body well to box out and shield defenders from the ball," he added. "Immediately looks to turn catches upfield with deceiving run toughness and a strong stiff arm."

Given the athlete's skill set and natural talent, Doctson could serve as the official replacement of Randle. But, as mentioned by the Big Blue View, there are still a few areas that he can improve especially when playing in the NFL. Also, before anything else, a medical check should be conducted since Doctson suffered a broken wrist in November last year.

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