C.J. Johnson
C.J. Johnson  WR  East Carolina | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
C.J. Johnson
Height
6-2
Weight
222
College
East Carolina
Position
WR
Class
Junior
Home town
Greenville, NC
69.4/100
Player Rating
62
PositionRank (WR)
4.7
FortyYD Time
Receptions
22
Rec YDs
420
Rec TDs
6
Rec AVG
19.1

C.J. Johnson WR East Carolina | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

C.J. Johnson WR East Carolina
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #480 Position Rank: #62 (WR)
40 time: 4.70 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 222
Overall Rating: 69.4 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Hands:
54%
Short Receiving:
58%
Intermediate Routes:
66%
Deep Threat:
70%
Blocking:
56%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #62
College Games: 37 College Snaps: 2010
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (83/100 )
Draft Profile: Bio
C.J. Johnson from D H Conley High School was rated a After high school, Johnson opted to join East Carolina.

In 2019 as a freshman Johnson saw action in 12 games for the Pirates as he made 55 receptions for an excellent 922 yards for an average of 16.8 yards per reception, with 4 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 91.6.

As a sophomore in 2020 he played 9 games and had a solid 19 catches for 405 yards for an average of 21.3 yards per catch, with 6 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 109.8.

As a junior in 2021 he played 12 games and hauled in a solid 35 catches for a solid 520 yards for an average of 14.9 yards per catch, with one TD, and a solid QB rating when targeted of 70.4.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Johnson has reliable hands and shows the willingness to make catches in traffic over the middle.
  • A fluid mover capable of creating some separation over the middle of the field, Johnson has the long arms and soft hands to provide a sizable catch radius.
  • He transitions quickly from receiver to runner, and he has enough speed to threaten the seam.
  • Has the strong hands any NFL wide receiver coach and quarterback would covet. Tracks the deep ball over either shoulder and brings in passes fluidly without breaking stride downfield.
  • He’s very good in contested-catch situations, using his frame effectively to make plays facing the quarterback. Johnson also shows a knack for high-pointing the ball, consistently outmuscling defensive backs.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Johnson lacks the twitch to create consistent separation, and despite his size and ability to track the ball downfield, Johnson isn’t great on contested catches.
  • He really isn’t a guy who will create a lot of separation.
  • His ability to track the ball is good enough, but he too often let the ball get into his body downfield rather than snatching it with his hands.
  • His playing speed is less than elite. Johnson won’t run past defenders like he did at the college level.
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How other scouting services rate C.J. Johnson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
450.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
64.0