KeeSean Johnson

Fresno State
WR

Prospect Info

College
Fresno State
Hometown
Class
East Palo Alto, CA
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 1"
201 lbs
32”
Hands
9 1/2”

Prospect Grade

5.66
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Arizona
Cardinals
Round 6 ‧ Pick 1
40 Yard Dash
4.6u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
14
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
30.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
117.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.28
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.23
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Johnson followed Green Bay Packers star wideout Davante Adams from Palo Alto High School to Fresno State. Now he hopes to follow Adams to the NFL. Johnson finished in the top 10 nationally with 95 receptions and 1,340 receiving yards (14.1 average), scoring eight times to garner second-team All-Mountain West accolades. His 2017 season helped put him on scouts' radars, as he was a second-team all-conference pick after leading the Bulldogs in receiving (77-1,013-13.2, eight TDs). He was an honorable mention all-conference pick as a sophomore, catching 66 passes for 773 yards and six scores (also 11-227-20.6 on kick returns). Johnson started 10 of 12 games played as a redshirt freshman (37-337-9.1, two TDs).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
NFL Comparison
Demarcus Robinson
Overview
Decorated four-year starter whose production surpassed that of former Bulldog and current Green Bay Packer Davante Adams. Scouts worry about Johnson's speed and "inflated" production based upon the way he was used, but his ability to win jump balls with athletic ability and contested catches underneath with positioning and hand strength is what helps him stand out. He might lack timed speed, but he's smooth and natural in the way he operates and could surprise if he tightens up his routes.
Strengths
  • Checks NFL boxes for height, weight, length
  • Consistent increase in production over each season
  • Smooth and athletic
  • Plays with sudden feet on routes underneath
  • Quick, rhythmic three-step gather into breaks
  • Hands are big, strong and natural
  • Maintains distance between catch point and cornerback
  • Comfortable working the combat catches
  • Consistent to work back to his quarterback
  • Talented high-point specialist above the rim
  • Gyrates and contorts in all directions to bring it in
  • Has catch-and-run value
  • Elusive runner after the catch
Weaknesses
  • Could require transition period against NFL press
  • Would benefit from additional play strength
  • Scouts concerned about his deep speed
  • Unable to click his second gear and chase deep ones down
  • Will need more detailed routes as a pro
  • Will need to alter route speed for improved separation
  • Inconsistent at tilting corners off-balance at the top
  • Feasted on quick-hitting screens and comebacks
Sources Tell Us

"I see what you are seeing, but it's just hard for me to get too excited about him unless he runs well. He's got great ball skills but I don't see him outside and he's not as quick as you want inside." - NFC west coast scout

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GRADE
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