Former Mansfield Legacy High standout wide receiver Josh Doctson of TCU was taken by the Washington Redskins with the 22nd pick of the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night.
It’s the second consecutive year that a player from Mansfield Legacy has been taken in the NFL Draft.
Ironically, it was Washington making the selection.
Cornerback Tevin Mitchel, who played at Arkansas, was a sixth-round pick of the Washington Redskins in the 2015 draft. Mitchel is now with the Indianapolis Colts.
The Broncos might have a third player drafted before the week is out. Rees Odhiambo of Boise State is projected to be taken sometime during the final rounds.
Doctson was a two-sports standout for the Broncos before signing to play football at Wyoming. He spent one season at Wyoming and then transferred to TCU.
While with the Horned Frogs, he caught 179 passes for 2,784 yards and 29 touchdowns. He had two 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
Mansfield ISD has developed into a hotbed for college football prospects, on all levels, in the past decade and now those athletes are beginning to show up in the NFL Draft.
Stepfan Taylor of Mansfield High and Stanford was drafted in the fifth round by the Arizona Cardinals in 2013.
Jonathan Nelson of Mansfield Summit and Oklahoma was drafted in the seventh round by the Carolina Panthers in 2011.
Jeromey Clary of Mansfield High had a nine-year NFL career with the San Diego Chargers after entering the league as a sixth-round draft pick out of Kansas State in 2006. He retired in 2014.
Several other MISD alum have signed free agent contracts to play in the NFL.