Toledo wide receiver Diontae Johnson, who chose to forego his senior season to enter the 2019 NFL Draft, visited with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday according to NBC Sports’ Josh Norris.
— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) April 3, 2019
Johnson, 5-foot-10/183 lbs, led the Rockets in receiving last season with 49 receptions for 761 yards and eight touchdowns. In three seasons at Toledo, Johnson caught 135 passes for 2,235 yards and 23 touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2017, the Florida native broke out in a big way, catching 74 passes for 1,278 yards and 13 touchdowns.
I think grabbing Johnson in the later rounds would be a good move for the Titans. They still need some more options at the wide receiver position and they don’t seem inclined to take one in the early rounds.
Johnson isn’t overly fast (4.53 in the 40), but he has quick acceleration and burst. He’s also a dangerous playmaker with the ball in his hands (he was a first team all conference punt returner), which is why I think he has the potential to be a steal in the later rounds of the draft. But he’s also far from a sure thing, which is why he hasn’t been graded higher by draft experts.
Titans fans are probably growing tired of the team trying to land a wide receiver in the middle rounds of the draft (this would be a similar pick to the Taywan Taylor and Tajae Sharpe selections), but eventually a player selected in the later rounds is going to be a stud.
It could easily be Diontae Johnson. And I’m sure that’s why the Titans are doing their due diligence by having him in for a visit.
Tennessee, by the way, doesn’t have a seventh round pick in this year’s draft as a result of their trade to acquire quarterback Ryan Tannehill. They have selections in rounds 1-6.
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