Fourth Round (Pick No. 122)
Tyler Johnson – WR (Minnesota)
I think people in Minnesota would be shocked to see Tyler Johnson fall this far in the draft. However, the draft is loaded with talent at wide receiver and some guys are going to fall. As teams reach for needs and pass up some receivers for later, someone is bound to slide a bit.
Johnson tore up the Big Ten in 2019 and he looks like the real deal as far as NFL talent goes. He is a stellar route-runner who can separate with ease. His leaping ability allows him to win down the field and make big plays when they are needed. Johnson is also capable of creating after the catch and making the most of the target.
The Vikings have a dynamic duo at wide receiver, but they need a better third option they can rely on. Olabisi Johnson played well as a rookie, but he is not a true threat at this point. Adding Tyler Johnson to the mix could make the Vikings deadly on offense in 2020.
While Johnson has flashed some remarkable hands-on acrobatic catches, his catching is inconsistent at best. He dealt with far too many drops at Minnesota. A lot of passes hit him right in the hands and he just let them hit the ground.
In a class loaded with premier talent at wide receiver, Johnson has not set himself apart enough to be taken above others.