The Jaguars have signed fifth-round (165th overall) selection Collin Johnson and sixth-round (206th overall) selection Tyler Davis to their rookie deals, the team announced on Thursday.
The #Jaguars have officially signed fifth-round WR Collin Johnson and sixth-round TE Tyler Davis, per the team.— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) June 18, 2020
Both players will be signed to a typical four-year contract as part of the NFL-NFLPA collective bargaining agreement.
Johnson, 6-foot-6, 212 pounds, will play a key role with the Jaguars offense, often used in the redzone where the team and quarterback Gardner Minshew II will be able to take care of his height advantage. As a four-year starter at Texas, Johnson hauled in 188 passes for 2,624 yards and 15 touchdowns. He played in 42 games with the Longhorns.
“He has an opportunity to win a job, has an opportunity to be a good playmaker when you look at his catch radius and where he’s at,” Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said on Johnson following the draft this year. “I was excited that we were able to get him as late as we did.”
Davis, 6-foot-4, 250 pounds, is a converted tight end who has played multiple positions on offense, including quarterback. He first picked up steam as a receiver in UConn’s offense before transferring to Georgia Tech as a senior, quickly adapting and becoming a leader within the Yellow Jacket’s offense.
During his time in college, Davis hauled in 47 passes for 500 yards and seven touchdowns with UConn, while adding 17 receptions, 148 yards and a touchdown during his time at Georgia Tech. He made 26 starts in his collegiate career.
“You always feel good about where you are from a standpoint of the players that you have, but you always want to create more competition and see if someone could beat somebody out,” Marrone said of Davis following the draft. “So I think when you have the ability and you look at someone and they have all the traits that you’re looking for...”
Both players look to be contributors down the line for the Jaguars as they look to fill out their depth chart on the offensive side of the football.
The Jaguars have now signed three of their 12 draft picks from this year, including Johnson, Davis and 4th-round selection linebacker Shaq Quarterman.