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JetNation “Sleeper” Prospect Preview: Toledo WR Diontae Johnson

When the NFL draft gets under way in just under a month in Nashville, Tennessee, Jets fans will be well versed in all of the big names on the board when the Jets are on the clock. 

However, as we know, teams look to hit on late-round prospects or undrafted free agents to get the most “bang for their buck” on the 53-man roster, so we’re going to take a look at a few sleeper prospects as the draft approaches.  First up is Toledo wide receiver Diontae Johnson.

Name: Diontae Johnson

College: Toledo

Position: Wide Receiver

Height/Weight: 5′ 10” 183

Combine Results:

40 Bench Vert Broad 3-cone 20-yd shuttle
4.53 15 33.5” 123 7.09 4.45

 

2018 Stats: 

G Rec Yds Avg TD KR KR Avg KR TD PR  PR Avg PR TD
13 49 761 15.5 8 16 25.8 1 13 18.5 1

 

Strengths:

Johnson had an extremely productive college career, pulling down 135 passes for 2,235 yards (16.6 YPC) to go along with 23 touchdowns through the air.  The receiver showed the ability to play on the outside or in the slot during his time in Toledo.  Lacks elite speed but can make defenders miss.  He had a penchant for making big plays as he had touchdowns as both a kick and punt returner.  

Weaknesses:

Can get away from defenders at the snap but lacks the long speed to make them pay deep down the field.  Looks good in and out of his cuts but will need to improve at the next level.  May need to add some bulk as a pro without losing agility.  

Scheme Fit:

Adam Gase would surely be able to find a role for a receiver who can play inside and outside and takes care of the football once it pulls it in (zero fumbles in three collegiate seasons).  The type of player who can spend some time developing on special teams with an eventual role as a multi-purpose receiver.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.