Washington football training camp profiles: Wide Receiver
Experience: 1st season
Draft Status: 2020 undrafted free agent
2019 Stats: Eight games, 29 catches, 294 yards, one rush, 13 yards at Missouri
2020 Outlook: Johnson’s numbers during his senior year at Missouri may look modest, but he has more upside than they indicate. The 5-10 receiver figures to be a slot playmaker and is a fluid mover with very good speed.
In many ways, Johnson is reminiscent of Steven Sims’ play at Kansas. They both find space well but were overlooked because their production wasn’t elite and they don’t have a plethora of top-tier traits. But Johnson’s skill set is good nonetheless, and there’s a chance that he could battle for a roster spot.
Expected Role: Johnson figures to throw his hat into the race for the backup slot job. His size won’t allow him to play outside, but if he can use his speed and elusiveness to traverse the field, he should become a contributor at the NFL level.
Status: Likely practice squader. Johnson’s ceiling as a rookie may be capped a bit by the state of the league amid the pandemic. But watch out for this one nonetheless. He should be a practice squader at the very least and there is a legitimate chance could make the roster if all goes well. He’s probably my favorite sleeper of the receivers currently on the roster.