Round 3: WR Josh Doctson, TCU
Josh Doctson could be exactly what the doctor ordered in Green Bay. The Packers need another boundary threat to pair with — and potentially replace eventually — Jordy Nelson. He doesn’t have the same speed as Nelson, but Doctson has a lot of skills to like.
First off is his size. At 6-foot-3, he has the height to cause mismatches across the field. Doctson has the ability to leap up and make contested catches along the sideline, and is also a dangerous weapon in the red zone.
There are concerns with his ability to gain separation, and he is also a little thin. These are areas he needs to improve, and it could drop him into the third round for the Packers.
But what the Packers would get with Doctson is a big receiver who knows how to go get the football. He’s good after the catch which is important in Green Bay. His ability to make contested catches and run smooth routes could quickly earn him the trust of Aaron Rodgers. Doctson has the look of a touchdown machine down in the red zone.
Mike McCarthy has promised the Packers’ offense will be better in 2016, and a player like Doctson could go a long way to ensuring that.
Next: Round 4