- BProjectionRound 3-4
- YearRS Junior
- Hand9 ⅜
- Arm31 ⅜
Strong Points: Productive two-year starter. Two-time All-MAC wide receiver. 128 receptions for 2,400 yards and 25 touchdowns in two seasons as a starter. Great size with length, very good strength and explosiveness. Good route runner who easily uncovered vs. MAC-level defenders. Showed dominating skills at a lower level of competition. Competes in traffic and makes the acrobatic catch. Good play speed and effective both long and short. Big hands and snatches the ball. Strong runner after the catch and a good blocker. Good week at the Senior Bowl.
Weak Points: Level of comp. Missed two games and parts of two others with an ankle injury. Didn't run fast enough at pro day to justify him being a premium-round pick. Ran with a tough crowd in high school.
The Way We See It: A junior college transfer who redshirted his first year and was a starter the past two seasons, Johnson was a dominant player at Buffalo and almost entered the draft last year. The cousin of Houston Texans Pro Bowler Jadeveon Clowney, he is a big, fast physical receiver who is tough to cover and comes up with big plays game after game. His stats were down a bit in 2018 because of the ankle injury. The big question going into the pre-draft process: could he run? After not participating in the 40 in Indy, he timed 4.55 at the Buffalo pro day. Regardless of his speed, Johnson should contribute as a rookie. He can run a complete route tree and is very athletic.