Biography: Three-year starter who sat on the sidelines with suspension in 2011. Pled guilty to felony embezzlement and received a one-year deferred sentence after paying $14 for $2610 worth of merchandise. All-conference selection as a junior in 2010 after leading Tulsa in receiving with 57 receptions/872 yards/4 TDs. Also averaged 12.7 yards on 23 kick returns with another score and 26.6 yards on 34 kick returns with one touchdown. Posted career-best receiving numbers of 78/1131/3 in 2009 with an average of 14.2 yards on 18 punt returns and one TD.
Positives: Multi-dimensional skill player who can be used in a variety of spots. Elusive, incredibly quick and creates yardage whenever the ball's in his hands. Rarely off his feet, displays a burst and beats defenders into the open field. Catches the ball with his hands, displays eye/hand coordination and adjusts in midair to come away with the reception. Effectively sets up returns and picks up big yardage, which alters the momentum of games. Flexible and quickly changes direction without losing momentum.
Negatives: Easily brought down at the point of attack by the initial defender. Lack of height makes it difficult for quarterbacks to find him.
Analysis: Johnson is limited by size but can be a multi-purpose skill player at the next level if he's able to get his game back on track after missing the 2011 season.
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