Buccaneers Select WR Tyler Johnson In The Fifth Round Of The NFL Draft

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tyler Johnson

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tyler Johnson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected wide receiver Tyler Johnson with their fifth round selection sitting at 161st overall.

Per NFL.com

Johnson was a successful high school quarterback at Minneapolis North High School (2,606 yards, 36 touchdowns passing as a senior) before signing with the hometown Gophers. Minnesota took advantage of his ability as a receiver as a true freshman, however, even starting him once (14-141-10.1, one TD in 13 games). Johnson missed the final two games of his sophomore campaign with a hand injury but still earned honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades (35-677-19.3, seven TDs in 10 games). A healthy junior season led to school records in receiving yards and touchdowns (78-1,169-15.0, 12 TDs), as well as first-team all-conference honors. Johnson could have left for the NFL after that outstanding season but returned to get his degree. He helped the Gophers post an 11-2 record in 2019, again grabbing first-team all-conference accolades by finishing among the national leaders with 86 receptions, 1,318 yards, and 13 touchdowns in 13 starts. His brother, Tayler, is a defensive back at Northern Iowa.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have three picks currently remaining as they still hold a sixth round (#194 overall) and two seventh round selections (#241 and #245 overall).

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