Washington Redskins: 3 Players Primed for a Breakout Season in 2018

Washington Redskins: 3 Players Primed for a Breakout Season in 2018

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Wide Receiver Josh Doctson

You can’t discuss potential breakout players on the Washington Redskins and not mention wide receiver Josh Doctson. A first-round pick in 2016, the Redskins are still waiting for Doctson to become an elite wide receiver. After missing most of his rookie campaign, Doctson showed plenty of potential in 2017. His catch down the sideline at Seattle was one of the more impressive catches of the 2017 NFL season. It helped win a game, too.

Doctson’s season was also disappointing. He would drop some passes and also ran sloppy routes. Cousins also failed to pull the trigger on numerous occasions when Doctson had his man beat deep. But it was essentially a rookie season for Doctson. Now, he appears ready to take the next step into stardom.

Washington clearly missed DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon a year ago. While Doctson doesn’t have the deep speed of Jackson or the physicality of Garcon, he does have the size, hands and leaping ability few in the league possess.

Anyone around the Redskins sings Doctson’s praises. Whether it is Gruden or his teammates, most believe Doctson is primed and ready for a breakout campaign in 2018. Tight end Jordan Reed actually predicted Doctson will have a monster season.

Now, it’s up to Doctson to stay healthy and deliver on that massive promise.