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Early Doucet WR 6 209 LSU

By: Robert Davis

Doucet began his career at LSU with big time expectations to live up to. As a freshman he showed his big play big potential by hauling in 18 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns. As a sophomore he caught 26 passes for 389 yards and five touchdowns. Despite sharing the ball with Craig Davis and Dwayne Bowe as a junior, he evolved into the force many expected him to be coming through with 59 catches for 772 yards and 10 touchdowns. A groin injury hindered Doucet as a senior, but he still managed to come through with 50 catches for 474 yards and four touchdowns.

Doucet is a player that has all the talent in the world, and hes just looking for the chance to be the man. He has the frame to go over the middle, take a hit, and hold on to the football. He combines that with very good quickness and athleticism and the ability to make plays with the ball in his hands. Doucet has also had success on returns, and will provide big play ability on special teams as well.

Doucet has had other talented receivers around him to take pressure off, but this year everyone was watching him. He needed to prove he could be a goto receiver in an offense but he was slowed by injuries. He has also dropped a few passes from time to time and will need to become more consistent. Doucet is quick but he may lack true burner speed also.

Doucet was a big time recruit who has the talent to become a first round pick, but he never showed the consistency or proved he can be a the #1 target for a QB. That may not be his fault entirely, as he played with two first rounders last year and was injured this year, but he still did not take full advantage of the opportunity he had this year.


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