WR Profile: Andre Johnson

Johnson and WR Muhsin Muhammad as a one – two punch ? Could happen if Johnson slips all the way to the number 9 overall pick.

Andre Johnson, Miami (FL), Junior 6-3 220

Profile: Johnson is a former track star that now is playing wide receiver. He has great size and speed and a lot of natural talent, but he is still raw and needs to learn the positions more. He has great strength and doesn't get jammed at the line of scrimmage. He needs to be able to run better routes. Johnson does a good job fighting off jams and does a good job against press coverage. He doesn't have the best vertical leap, but he has all the athletic skills necessary to be an impact receiver at the next level.

Fit with Panthers: Johnson would provide the Panthers with a deep threat to go along with wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad. Johnson would be the number one wide out and take the pressure off Muhammad.

Projection: Johnson looks to be a top 5 pick and could go number three to the Houston Texans. If he doesn't go number three overall the Arizona Cardinals at number 6 will draft him or the Jacksonville Jaguars at number 8 will draft him before the Panthers would be able to draft him at the number 9 pick overall. There is some thought that the Panthers will trade up to the Texans who have the number 3 pick overall but that would to be draft a quarterback, or WR Charles Rogers not Johnson.


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