Texas Football: 5 best early 2020 NFL Draft Longhorns prospects

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At least purely in terms of his physical tools and raw athleticism, there’s no better prospect coming out of the Texas football program for the 2020 NFL Draft than senior wide receiver Collin Johnson. Duvernay and Johnson could combine to form one of the best wide receivers duos in the Big 12 down the final stretch run this season.

What could wind up limiting the ability of Johnson to make his way among the first round picks in next year’s draft is the letdown of a senior campaign he’s having statistically. Johnson missed a good portion of the regular season so far due to a nagging hamstring injury. If he can stay healthy down the stretch this year, it would go a long way to improving his draft stock greatly.

The 6-foot-6 and 225 pound Johnson has just 28 catches for 387 receiving yards and one touchdowns in five games so far. That’s a big dip from his breakthrough junior season where he amassed 985 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. There is still a good chance for him to get more production statistically down the stretch.

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All in all, the physical profile of Johnson is more than enough to keep him as a potential early round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. He can standout immediately in the NFL as an outside target that is a great possession receiver. The role he fills is something that is always much-needed in today’s NFL.

Projected Draft Round: 1-3