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Collin Johnson WR Texas

Height: 6-6.   Weight: 220

Collin Johnson is the third senior Longhorn that is profiled heading into the Senior Bowl and the NFL Draft. Johnson joins Devin Duvernay and Brandon Jones as seniors that will make the trip to Mobile, Alabama to work with NFL staffs for the Senior Bowl. Collin is looking to finish out his Longhorns career in the Valero Alamo Bowl against the Utah Utes on December 31st.

Strengths

Collin Johnson stands out on the football field, not exactly difficult when you stand 6’6″. Johnson can be a weapon when teams get into the redzone as he towers over the defenders and he is a prime candidate to go up and get the ball at its highest catch point. Johnson can be the endzone fade mismatch when going towards the corner, basically put it up high where only he can get it.

His catch radius is probably his best asset, get the ball near Johnson and more often than not he is going to get the ball. The Longhorns’ wide receiver can make the circus level catches with some of the best hands at the position. He can make a name for himself at the next level with his ability to find a way to bring it down.

Weaknesses

Despite how he is able to catch the ball, Johnson provides no separation when running routes. For a player as tall as him, Collin Johnson hasn’t shown the ability to run by defenders so he will rely more on technique at the NFL level rather than athleticism. Looks very stiff when trying to change direction and coming in and out of breaks.

At times he struggles with dealing with physical corners who jam him at the line, not able to make up ground with less than ideal speed. Johnson does better with short or intermediate routes than he does on deep breaking routes. Relies more on his ability to catch passes over the top of defenders due to his size.

Bottom Line

Collin Johnson will get his opportunity to make the jump but he needs to become more refined in his route running due to lack of athleticism. He will find a role in the NFL due to his ability to catch anything near him.

Projection: Late Day Two, Early Day Three 

 

Edited by LTtxfan

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Delpit's report should just read "got trucked by his daddy, Duvernay"

 

Really interested to see CJ workout at pro day. He did well at the senior bowl and showed better route running than many expected. 

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18 hours ago, cam4mav said:

Really interested to see CJ workout at pro day. He did well at the senior bowl and showed better route running than many expected. 

So, the opposite of LJH?

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Not drafted in first 3 Rounds...  Hope he gets drafted in 4th Round on Saturday. 🙏

What other teams are considered interested in Collin??      (Maybe Packers need WR help??)

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Remember prior to the 2019 season when CJ was virtually a lock to be selected in the 1st round? Yeah, that all changed. How far does he slide? 5th round?

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3 minutes ago, Chad said:

Remember prior to the 2019 season when CJ was virtually a lock to be selected in the 1st round? Yeah, that all changed. How far does he slide? 5th round?

Might.

Curious what teams are the best situation for Collin to both make their roster and best utilize his talents??

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Bad luck with the injuries during the season and then the coronavirus shutting down workouts. He would have impressed at the Pro Day and team workouts to at least go in round 3. When he wasn't healthy early in the season and things weren't looking good, I said he should consider taking a redshirt. Coming back in 2020 fully healthy with a senior QB would have been easy to put up big numbers. He would have been an older prospect but if you're good enough, teams won't care (see Calvin Ridley drafted in the 1st round as a 24 yr old)

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Remember prior to the 2019 season when CJ was virtually a lock to be selected in the 1st round? Yeah, that all changed. How far does he slide? 5th round?
He was never, ever a lock to be in the 1st round. He is 6'6" and runs a 4.6ish and can't separate from defenders. Great college player though.

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20 minutes ago, Chad said:

Remember prior to the 2019 season when CJ was virtually a lock to be selected in the 1st round? Yeah, that all changed. How far does he slide? 5th round?

Revisionist history: It's what's for dinner 

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6 minutes ago, markstanco said:
24 minutes ago, Chad said:
Remember prior to the 2019 season when CJ was virtually a lock to be selected in the 1st round? Yeah, that all changed. How far does he slide? 5th round?

He was never, ever a lock to be in the 1st round. He is 6'6" and runs a 4.6ish and can't separate from defenders. Great college player though.

CJ was a 1st rounder in numerous mock drafts after a productive Junior season and Walter football had him listed as one of the top 5 receivers before the season began. You can't teach size and CJ had it.

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/2020-NFL-Mock-Draft#slide-21

 

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Cross posting for an fyi... 149 draft picks remain on Saturday. Collin likely in 4th Rd, and Malcolm in 6th or 7th Rd

Best Players Still Available for Final Day of 2020 NFL Draft

"Rankings of final 149 Big Board Prospects"

25. Collin Johnson, WR, Texas (SR, 6' 6", 222 pounds)

106. Malcolm Roach, IDL, Texas (SR, 6' 2", 297 pounds)

https://www.si.com/nfl/2020/04/25/best-prospects-still-available-day-3-2020-nfl-draft

 

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43 minutes ago, LTtxfan said:

Cross posting for an fyi... 149 draft picks remain on Saturday. Collin likely in 4th Rd, and Malcolm in 6th or 7th Rd

Best Players Still Available for Final Day of 2020 NFL Draft

"Rankings of final 149 Big Board Prospects"

25. Collin Johnson, WR, Texas (SR, 6' 6", 222 pounds)

106. Malcolm Roach, IDL, Texas (SR, 6' 2", 297 pounds)

https://www.si.com/nfl/2020/04/25/best-prospects-still-available-day-3-2020-nfl-draft

 

How could you miss,

31. Brandon Jones, S, Texas (SR, 5' 11", 198 pounds)

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9 hours ago, Chad said:

Remember prior to the 2019 season when CJ was virtually a lock to be selected in the 1st round? Yeah, that all changed. How far does he slide? 5th round?

I don’t remember that because that never the case. 

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5 minutes ago, Newy25 said:

I don’t remember that because that never the case. 

I know we're not talking high-end content here, but I do have a mag - perhaps Lindy's or Athlon's - that had CJ as a Top 15 pick heading into his soph or junior season.  I remember thinking, "Well, shit.  He's gone early".  

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9 hours ago, Juke_Em said:

Bad luck with the injuries during the season and then the coronavirus shutting down workouts. He would have impressed at the Pro Day and team workouts to at least go in round 3. When he wasn't healthy early in the season and things weren't looking good, I said he should consider taking a redshirt. Coming back in 2020 fully healthy with a senior QB would have been easy to put up big numbers. He would have been an older prospect but if you're good enough, teams won't care (see Calvin Ridley drafted in the 1st round as a 24 yr old)

He’s never been good enough to be a first rounder, and he wouldnt have impressed at the pro day. lol. He’s slow. Today’s NFL doesn’t value big, slow receivers. He’s also soft and hasn’t developed much since he got here. 

9 hours ago, Chad said:

CJ was a 1st rounder in numerous mock drafts after a productive Junior season and Walter football had him listed as one of the top 5 receivers before the season began. You can't teach size and CJ had it.

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/2020-NFL-Mock-Draft#slide-21

 

Those early mock drafts are a joke. The writers don’t put any effort into them and they always change drastically once people get serious about the next draft. CJ was never ever going to be a first rounder. 

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NFL doesn't care about big receivers anymore. They want quick twitch guys that can generate YAC. Allen Lazard went undrafted despite being 6'5 and running a 4.48 forty, with better numbers than Collin Johnson. 

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12 minutes ago, 6th Street said:

NFL doesn't care about big receivers anymore. They want quick twitch guys that can generate YAC. Allen Lazard went undrafted despite being 6'5 and running a 4.48 forty, with better numbers than Collin Johnson. 

Good point.

All of the stuff I've read about Day 3 says "Collin Johnson is a potential red zone target."

Sounds like the NFL sees him in a more limited fashion that way. 

And I would have been surprised a year ago to see DD drafted ahead of him, but again, DD is a YAC guy and CJ is not. 

Makes sense. 

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Congrats to Colin.  Disappointing spot after an injury plagued year but Jacksonville should be a good spot to try and make a roster.  Good luck, CJ.

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33 minutes ago, Atticus said:

Look at these vids compared to the one of CeeDee getting drafted. Big difference.

To be fair, he didn’t get a chance to play against the ut defense 

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4 minutes ago, tx 3 putt said:

To be fair, he didn’t get a chance to play against the ut defense 

Think he's talking about CD snatching his gf's phone.

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40 minutes ago, Sleepygrad said:

didn't CJ have a much hotter white girlfriend last year maybe?

nah, CJ has been with that girl for a while. She's been in he and his brother's videos.

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58 minutes ago, Atticus said:

nah, CJ has been with that girl for a while. She's been in he and his brother's videos.

 

she's a solid 4 

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1 hour ago, Sleepygrad said:

didn't CJ have a much hotter white girlfriend last year maybe?

 

"His girlfriend is a "6" at best... "

 

(Great movie)

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