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NFL Mock Draft 2016: Minnesota Vikings Select Josh Doctson

With the 23rd pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings (represented by SxSnts9) select...

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Josh Doctson, WR, TCU

While I still need to see more from Teddy Bridgewater to be convinced he's a franchise quarterback there is one thing that is certain on that offense.  They need another playmaker to get pressure off of Adrian Peterson.  All Day won't last forever, even with a year off for one of the most ridiculous suspensions I can remember.  They need someone else defense's have to game plan around.  While Kyle Rudolph and Stefan Diggs are nice players, they won't strike fear into the hearts of defensive backs any time soon.  But building a young nucleus of Bridgewater, Diggs and a rookie wideout could pay HUGE dividends in the future.

Enter Josh Doctson.  While Treadwell is getting more of the attention right now I feel that Doctson has a brighter NFL future (Though this could be splitting hairs).  Doctson is an absolute beast when fighting for a ball in traffic.  He has no fear and can learn to become a complete receiver with the proper tutelage.  Though he may never be an all-pro I can see him developing along side Diggs to form a fearsome 1-2 combo for defensive coordinators to lose sleep over.   If that development happens sooner rather than later, then AP may be able to add NFL champion to his list of career accomplishments before all is said and done.


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Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2016 CSC Community Mock Draft Hub.

Pick Team
Selection Team Representative Approval Rating

1 Tennessee Leremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss Chris Dunnells 74%
2 Cleveland Jared Goff, QB, California quickdrawdoc 44%
3 San Diego Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State
GhostofHD 65%
4 Dallas DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon Tee Word 52%
5 Jacksonville Myles Jack, LB, UCLA SxSnts9 73%
6 Baltimore Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida Lostastic 64%
7 San Francisco Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota St. BlackandGold4ever 58%
8 Philadelphia Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Ohio State ukesilence 64%
9 Tampa Bay Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State RyanAb9 85%
10 Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan St. Johnny BeGood 38%
11 Chicago Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson NOLASaintsBeast 63%
12 New Orleans Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville Dave Cariello 69%
13 Miami Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame saintmanumit 45%
14 Oakland Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama Chris Dunnells 60%
15 Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis quickdrawdoc 32%
16 Detroit Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State Khannar 67%
17 Atlanta Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State Dave Choate 66%
18 Indianapolis Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia NOLASaintsBeast 69%
19 Buffalo Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky Jaimichaelugp 33%
20 Emmanuel Ogbah, DE/OLB, Oklahoma St RyanAb9
21 Washington Eli Apple, CB, Ohio St. saintmanumit
22 Houston Will Fuller, WR, NotreDame Tee Word
23 Minnesota Josh Doctson, WR, TCU SxSnts9
24 Cincinnati
25 Pittsburgh
26 Seattle

27 Green Bay
Johnny BeGood
28 Kansas City
29 New England (Forfeited) Forfeited pick --------- --------
30 Arizona
Matt Mosley
31 Carolina
32 Denver