Texas Football: 4 most disappointing Longhorns players in 2019

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4. Collin Johnson, Wide Receiver

The player on this list for the Texas football program that has the best case for explaining his disappointing season away with injury is senior wide receiver Collin Johnson. There’s no way to explain the lack of production in the passing game lately for the Longhorns, but Johnson can’t be blamed for that fault.

Injuries happen and teams have to deal with it effectively. The Longhorns haven’t yet.

The production that was supposed to be meant for Johnson so far this season went to fellow star senior wide receiver Devin Duvernay. The Longhorns have less than 500 receiving yards and two touchdowns out of Johnson this season compared to more than 1,000 receiving yards and eight total touchdowns from Duvernay.

While Johnson spent much of his senior campaign dealing with lower-body injuries, Duvernay broke out as one of the nation’s very best and most reliable wideouts. But dealing with various injury issues isn’t on Johnson. It’s just unfortunate this is the way it went for him after decided to pass up the 2019 NFL Draft and return for his senior season.

Johnson could apparently be set to return for the Longhorns bowl game. But if the Longhorns are going to land in either the Texas Bowl or the Liberty Bowl, it wouldn’t be the biggest stage for him to return on. Hopefully his NFL Draft stock will start trending in the right direction once again once Johnson returns to the Longhorns offense.