Redskins sign first-round WR Doctson, five other picks


The Washington Redskins inked first-round receiver Josh Doctson on Monday.

The No. 22 overall pick was one of six draftees to sign with the Redskins. Safety Su'a Cravens, defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis, quarterback Nate Sudfeld, linebacker Steven Daniels and running back Keith Marshall also signed their rookie contracts.

The 6-foot-2 Doctson was a semi-surprise pick for a Redskins squad deep at receiver, but general manager Scot McCloughan insisted he went with best player available on his draft board. The rookie wideout adds to the cadre of weapons surrounding Kirk Cousins. Given the quarterback's physical limitations, providing as many diverse targets as possible will aid Washington's attempt to repeat as NFC East champions.

With Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson entering contract years, Doctson adds insurance if either or both of the veterans are let go in the next 10 months. Doctson, Jamison Crowder -- who impressed as a rookie -- and tight end stud Jordan Reed provide the Redskins a solid pass-catching foundation for the future.