The Jaguars have made known their problems at Wide Receiver, and going into the NFL Draft, they needed complements to Pro Bowl wideout DJ Chark Jr. They already drafted Laviska Shenault with the 42nd pick, this time it’s Collin Johnson out of Texas.
Johnson is a big target, to say the least. The 6’6, 222-pound receiver played on the outside at Texas, but has shown the ability to play in the slot. He has great strength and ball skills to go up and catch contested passes. He’s shown the ability to go over the middle and be a QB’s best friend in the middle of a zone, where he can use his frame and soft hands to make the catch. He also uses his size and frame to be a great run blocker on the outside. He doesn’t have the most top speed, but he makes up for that with his size.
The Jaguars will more than likely use him in the red zone, where they were one of the worst teams in the NFL. He can also play opposite Shenault and Chark, and make the contested catches over the middle. The Jaguars keep retooling their roster, and Johnson is the latest addition.