Kevin Johnson, a wideout who was one of the Browns' second-round picks last spring, has had quite a preseason. On July 29 he became a father when his girlfriend, Shaniece Diaz, gave birth to a 6-pound, 11-ounce boy. Then in his first game as a pro, Cleveland's nationally televised 20-17 overtime win over the Cowboys on Aug. 9, he caught two passes for 30 yards, including a 24-yard fingertip reception for a touchdown from No. I pick Tim Couch. "It was like a dream come true," says Johnson. To get on the same page with Couch, Johnson, who starred at Syracuse and runs a 4.31 in the 40, spent time this summer working out with him, but Johnson's initiation into the NFL hasn't been all smooth sailing. At minicamps Browns coach Chris Palmer was critical of Johnson for dropping too many passes. The message was clear: For Couch to develop, he needs a speedy receiver to perform reliably in part to keep defenses from loading up on veteran wideout Leslie Shepherd.