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2016 LSU Football Player Proile: WR Tyron Johnson

Josh breaks down LSU sophomore wide receiver Tyron Johnson in the latest Tiger Blitz Player Profile.

Position: Wide Receiver 
Size: 6-1, 189
Year: Sophomore
High School: Warren Easton (La.)
Hometown: New Orleans, La.


Tyron Johnson was one of the more sought after wideouts in the country, holding offers from Southeastern Conference powers Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss and Texas Tech. The four-star, New Orleans native was ranked No. 50 in Scout’s top 100 player rankings and was rated as the No. 1 wideout in Louisiana.

2015 Recap

His first career touchdown was a 61-yard bomb from Brandon Harris, but flashed Johnson flashed his potential against Ole Miss last season. After Travin Dural went down with a hamstring injury, he hauled in five catches for 83 yards and a touchdown against the Rebels, but saw limited action for the rest of the season.  

Where he fits

Johnson hasn’t cracked the top four spots of the depth chart, but that could change later in the season. The first two fall practices Johnson practiced with the freshman and select veterans, to likely earn more reps. However, recently the 6-foot-1, wideout replaced Drake Davis in the veteran practices on Saturday. Johnson seems to be battling for a spot behind Malachi Dupre, which is where Davis took reps at.  

2016-17 Outlook

As for any freshman it’s hard to adjust to the game of college football. For Johnson, Cam Cameron’s playbook was the hardest thing to learn, according to a story in The Daily Reveille. With a year under his belt and Cameron on the sidelines, Johnson should be a key contributor in the No. 3 or No. 4 wide receiver spot. Out of all the young wide receivers LSU’s has, Johnson possesses the most potential. For a little guy, Johnson has great strength and speed that allows him to get open and is tough to tackle. His playing time should increase this season and look for Johnson to be yards after catch playmaker.

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