Washington Redskins second-year wide receiver Josh Doctson looks quick and healthy after missing most of his rookie season with an Achilles injury, according to JP Finlay of CSN Mid Atlantic.
Doctson, who played college football at Wyoming (2011) and TCU (2013-15), was originally selected in the first round (22nd pick) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
However, Doctson suffered an Achilles injury last year, causing him to miss the Redskins’ offseason program and training camp. He then landed on injured reserve after two games.
In those two contests, Doctson caught two passes for 66 yards.
Still, Doctson is expected to play a significant role in Washington’s offense this season, and Finlay writes the 24-year-old can be expected to tally roughly 750 yards.
Doctson’s college career got off to a slow start. He played one year at Wyoming, catching 35 passes for 393 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Doctson then transferred to TCU. In his first year with the Horned Frogs, the 6-foot-2, 202-pounder posted nearly identical numbers to his lone season with Wyoming: 36 receptions for 440 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Doctson broke out during the following year, nabbing 65 catches for 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns. He then proceeded to record 78 receptions for 1,326 yards while reaching the end zone 14 times during his senior campaign.
The Redskins registered a winning record of 8-7-1 in 2016, but failed to make the playoffs after winning the NFC East with a 9-7 mark in 2015.
Washington will open its 2017 season on Sunday, Sept. 10, when it hosts the division-rival Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m. ET.