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Collin Johnson NFL Draft 2020: Scouting Report for Jacksonville Jaguars' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 25, 2020

Texas wide receiver Collin Johnson (9) looks back toward the bench during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Chuck Burton/Associated Press

WR20 Collin Johnson, Texas 

STRENGTHS

—Massive frame with excellent length and overall size.

—Able to outposition defensive backs for the ball.

—Good on back-shoulder fades thanks to height, length and ability to adjust his body for the ball.

—Powerful player off the line of scrimmage who is tough to get stopped in press coverage.

NFL bloodlines.

—Separates well with size and hand play.

—Has dominated along the sideline.

             

WEAKNESSES

—Hurt often over the last two seasons.

—Lacks downfield speed and will struggle to separate vertically.

—Not much shake or juice to his game in short areas.

—Stiff route-runner who doesn't offer lateral agility.

—Makes almost every catch in a contested environment.

                 

OVERALL

When healthy, Johnson was one of the best receivers in the class, but his injury history is a major concern. His lack of vertical speed makes him more of a red-zone or post-up target, but he has shown an ability to win over the top and with physical routes. Johnson's grade would be much higher if not for his injuries.

           

GRADE: 72

PRO COMPARISON: Plaxico Burress/Jordan Matthews

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