– Tyler Johnson
One of the big surprises in college football this past season was the Minnesota Gophers. Not known as a football powerhouse, the Gophers had a great season. One of their top players from the last few seasons was wide receiver, Tyler Johnson.
In his junior season, Johnson totaled 78 receptions, 1,169 receiving yards, and 12 receiving touchdowns. Johnson followed up the strong junior season with another great season as a senior. Last season, he totaled 86 receptions, 1,318 receiving yards, and 13 receiving touchdowns.
At 6’2” and 200lbs, Johnson would give the Rams a big-bodied wide receiver that is an excellent route runner. According to Pro Football Focus, Johnson graded out as the No.1 wide receiver in all of college football last season. Getting a player like that in the second round would help make people forget about Brandin Cooks pretty quickly.
Even though Johnson isn’t the fastest straight-line runner, he is shifty for his size and can create separation. Also, with the ability to play in the slot or on the outside, he would provide the Rams with some flexibility on offense.
While Minnesota might not be known for sending wide receivers into the NFL, Johnson is a good talent and would be a nice fit for the Rams.