The Buccaneers have been clamoring for a true third string slot receiver. Well, here he is.
Tyler Johnson has the best hands in the NFL draft at times. He’s a natural with more raw talent than he knows what to do with. His ability to catch the ball in traffic will come in handy when Jameis Winston throws deep balls over the middle of the field.
His ability to high-point a ball and get position on defenders is a huge selling point for him. He’s explosive and his cuts are quick and abrupt. He has the ability to fake out corners in man-to-man coverage, especially on shorter routes.
The downside to Johnson is that he is inconsistent. He doesn’t always play his best ball from week to week. While he can fake defenders out with his footwork, sometimes he also tries to do too much, never allowing the quarterback to have a chance to throw to him as he sometimes doesn’t finish his routes in time.
That’s something that can be fixed at the next level, though. His potential is huge. He would be the Buccaneers third string receiver, but at his full potential he could be a starter for many teams.