3. 60 percent of passing touchdowns go to Collin Johnson
The receiving corps that the Texas football program brings back heading into the 2019 off-season is better than many thought it would be. The depth that this group of receivers and tight ends had heading into the 2018 campaign is matched, if not surpassed, by what it brings to the table for the 2019 season.
The clear best of the receiving corps for the Horns this year is rising senior wideout Collin Johnson. In his third-year with the Horns, Johnson had his best season of his collegiate career and nearly had his first 1,000-receiving yard season. Johnson was just 15 receiving yards shy of reaching the 1,000-yard mark.
Moreover, the departure of would-be senior wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey as an early entrant for the 2019 NFL Draft opens up some new doors for Johnson. The opportunity was never greater for Johnson with the Texas offense than it will be entering his final year of eligibility. That chance to get in the national spotlight and prove his worth as a first round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft is one things he’s playing for this upcoming season.
With all this in mind, Johnson is bound to get a ton of targets in the passing game from Ehlinger. Since Ehlinger can just toss 50/50 balls up to him on the outside, he’ll be the go-to target for the Horns passing game week in and week out. There’s no way that Johnson should get less than two targets in the red zone each game in 2019. The Ehlinger-Johnson connection is going to be something special this year.