Johnson signed his rookie contract with the Jaguars on Thursday, John Oehser of the team's official site reports.
A rookie fifth-round pick, Johnson's lanky frame (6-foot-6, 222 pounds) immediately sets him apart in Jacksonville's receiver room. Coming off a productive four years at Texas, in which he showed uncommon finesse for a wideout of his size, Johnson could be utilized as unique a depth weapon as a rookie if he's able to adjust to the NFL's level of physicality. The 22-year-old could even possess limited upside in the red zone.
The Jaguars selected Johnson in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 165th overall.
Johnson (6-foot-6, 222) is very tall -- perhaps too tall given how skinny he is. But Johnson is uncommonly graceful for such a tall receiver, affording him more coordination and precision in his movements than you might assume at a glance. So long as his lanky frame can avoid issues against the press, Johnson should be able to offer some useful reps. He should be a better version of Brandon Coleman at worst. Johnson was productive for each of his four years at Texas, eventually accumulating 2,624 yards and 15 touchdowns in 42 games.