As you may have noticed, Washington, whose starting receiving core consists of Terry McLaurin, Steven Sims Jr., and Kelvin Harmon, hasn’t picked a wide receiver yet. Don’t panic. The 2020 NFL Draft wide receiver class is incredibly deep, and these rounds are where the value is added.
With this depth, it’s not far-fetched that the Redskins are able to find a potential 2020 starting receiver in the fifth round. Minnesota pass catcher Tyler Johnson is one example.
Johnson logged absurd production over his last two seasons with the Minnesota Golden Gophers, amassing 164 catches for 2,487 yards and 25 touchdowns. In his final season, he accumulated 86 catches for 1,318 yards and 13 touchdowns, solidifying himself as a legitimate NFL prospect at wide receiver.
Johnson is only an average to above-average athlete; he’s not Kelvin Harmon slow, but he’s not McLaurin fast. Johnson wins with impressive route nuance and foot speed, and he has more than enough short-range explosiveness to compound those traits. At 6-foot-2, 205, he has the size, body control, and contested catch ability to produce on the boundary, and he’d be a good compliment to what the Redskins currently have at receiver, especially at this price.