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  • 11.61 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 200LBS. Weight


Few receivers made a more dramatic improvement from their junior and senior seasons than Johnson. A transfer from Chabot Junior College (CA), he caught more touchdowns as a senior (13) than he caught total passes (12) his junior season. Blessed with good size, speed and a flair for the dramatic, Johnson lacks polish, but has the tools scouts are looking for in a mid- to late-round developmental prospect.



Positives: Good looking build for the receiver position. ... Long arms and wide shouldered with good overall muscle definition. ... Good straight-line speed. ... Good initial quickness off the snap. ... Developing route-runner who made significant improvement as a senior. ... Catches the ball well and can track it over his shoulder. ... Showed a tendency to come up with the big catch last year snaring the game-winners against LSU and Louisville. Negatives: Raw. ... Showed significant improvement as a senior, but is still an emerging route-runner who has only marginal burst out of his breaks to gain separation. ... Too easily held up against physical coverage despite his size. ... Not as fast on the field as he is in shorts. ... Broke out as a senior with defenses focused on Kentucky's other, higher-profile receivers WR Keenan Burton, TE Tamme, and RB Rafael Little.
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.