Redskins GM: Rookie WR Josh Doctson a 'slam dunk'


Some teams talk about drafting the best player available. Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan just does it.


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That played out in the first round of last week's draft, when Washington -- widely projected to grab a defensive lineman -- went after TCU wideout Josh Doctson with the 22nd overall pick.

"Now you guys understand what I preach about: I'm sure none of you thought we'd pick a receiver, because we've got depth," McCloughan said, per The Washington Post. "But that was the best football player on the board."

McCloughan was surprised Doctson was still hanging around, saying: "If you had talked to me before the draft, I would never though that would happen."

Instead, the Redskins added another weapon for quarterback Kirk Cousins, padding a receiver room already stocked with DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Jamison Crowder, Ryan Grant and Andre Roberts.

It's fair to wonder if one or more of those pass-catchers will be cut before September to make way for Doctson, who McCloughan has clearly fallen for, saying: "He's very, very talented, but also the (quality) person. It was a slam dunk."