By: Steve Johnson
Collin Johnson, WR, Texas
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2016: 12 games. 28 rec, 315 yards, 3 TDs
2017: 13 games. 54 rec, 765 yards, 2 TDs
Injuries: Missed most of Senior season in high school, due to injury.
History: Four-star recruit from San Jose, CA. Son of former All-American, College Football Hall of Famer, and former Los Angeles Ram Johnnie Johnson. Brother (Kirk) and Uncle (Bobby), were also Longhorns.
Strengths: Big body, length is elite. Body control is impressive. Catch radius is elite. Understands using his big body to box out would be defenders. Uses combination of length and speed to win 1v1s at the line of scrimmage. Long strides make him deceptively fast, eats up yards. Can toss around smaller defenders as a blocker. Uses his hands well in separating on come backs and curls.
Weaknesses: Isn’t a true burner. Doesn’t have the stop and go and lateral movements, but that is something you expect from a 6’6 WR. Route running needs work. Could add some bulk and get stronger. Allows some uncontested balls, come into his body, rather than hands catch them.
Overview: Johnson is a big-body WR with a huge catch radius. You can’t teach the traits he already has, so the upside is high. He immediately makes an impact in the red zone and his best skill set is using his hands at the LOS and providing a huge deep threat for his QB.
Draft Projection: Top 50 Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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