School: Georgia Tech
HT: 6-5 WT: 230
Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his freshman campaign and named ACC Player of the Year last season. Junior numbers were 76 receptions for 1,202 yards and 15 touchdowns after hauling in 54 catches for 888 yards and six touchdowns as a sophomore.
Positives: Big, fluid, game-controlling receiver who is a dominant force. Uses his frame as an advantage and makes the difficult reception with defenders draped on him. Displays terrific eye-hand coordination, effortlessly catching the ball in stride or making incredibly acrobatic receptions down the field. Strong, sturdy wide out who takes a pounding, yet holds onto the throw and breaks tackles to pick up positive yardage. Comes back to the ball, finds the clearing in the defense and extends his hands, offering the QB a big target. Displays a sense of timing, getting vertical and winning out for jump balls. Makes the difficult over-the-shoulder reception, adjusting for the errant pass. Gives effort blocking downfield.
Negative: Lacks the quick release of the snap. Long loping runner with built-up speed. Weight 239-pounds at the combine, about 20-pounds more than scouts wanted.
Analysis: Possessing tremendous size, athletic ability and soft hands, Johnson is the "go-to" receiver who cannot be stopped. Grades out as the top prospect in this year's draft and will be an early selection in round-one.
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