Kirk Cousins sees “a great weapon in the red zone” in Josh Doctson
Washington’s first-round draft pick, Josh Doctson, has received quarterback Kirk Cousins’ seal of approval.
Cousins said he has been studying up on Doctson to find out what kind of target he’ll be, and Cousins is already excited about the possibilities for finding Doctson in the end zone.
“I went back and watched some of his highlights from TCU, and he is a special player,” Cousins said, via CSNMidAtlantic.com. “Looks like he can make the contested catch. It’s very natural for him to go up and catch that type of pass. He can run well. He has got great size. I almost thought he was a tight end when he showed up because if his size. . . . Having a guy like Josh could also be a great weapon in the red zone.”
Cousins believes the addition of Doctson gives Washington a very good receiving corps.
“We’ll try to build that chemistry as he’s here and as we can work together and just learn what he does well and what fits him, what he is natural at and try to get him the football,” Cousins said. “We certainly can spread it around with all the talent at the outside positions.”
With Doctson joining receivers DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder, plus tight end Jordan Reed, Cousins sounds like a happy man. For reasons beyond the $20 million he’s making this season.