Denver Broncos: 5 best day three WR prospects in 2020 draft
Tyler Johnson, Minnesota
There’s a very good chance that Tyler Johnson will be off the board by the time the fourth round rolls around as teams needing a productive, possession wide receiver could jump on him.
Johnson is the all-time leader in receiving yardage and receiving touchdowns in the history of the Golden Gophers. He also caught 213 passes during his four years there, which ranks second in school history, behind only Eric Decker, a former Broncos draft pick.
At 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, Johnson provides good size, good hands and great route-running ability. He is not the fastest guy and that is what makes him a mid-round prospect.
He could be a big option as a slot wide receiver at the pro level, one who could sit down and shield off defenders at the sticks in order to move the chains on 3rd-and-6 and similar situations. He is the kind of receiver who could catch 75 passes a year and be a big part of the offense, though nothing he does is necessarily flashy.
Johnson is not going to win with speed or separation ability at the next level and that will be the knock on him. But he will win most of the time when a ball is thrown his way and it becomes a contested catch.
He is a consistent, chain-moving wide receiver and could provide a nice intermediate option for Drew Lock.