Johnny Wilson NFL Draft

Johnny Wilson

  • WR Florida State
  • Sophomore
  • #238
  • 6'7"
  • 225lbs
  • Prospect
  • Atlantic Coast

2022 Season

REC

35

YDS

695

TD

5

YDS/REC

19.857

Prospect Summary

Johnny Wilson 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Background: 

  • Arizona State transfer

System: 

  • Scheme tendencies: Scheme-versatile player 
  • 2022 projected role: Starting WR

Pros: Johnny Wilson’s plus traits come from his pure size. Wilson appears to be every bit of 6-foot-7 with the wing span to match and Wilson uses this to his advantage. In the red zone, Wilson will use his frame to box out defenders and go up to catch the football at its highest point, which Wilson has shown to be dominant at. Wilson makes for a great reliable target for quarterbacks because if they throw the ball up to him, he can get to vertical levels that the defensive backs can’t get to—throws his way have a low chance for an interception. Wilson has also shown to be good at using his frame to shield defenders away from the ball on in-breaking routes. Wilson does a good job of keeping his body in between the ball and the defender, making it difficult for the defender to disrupt the pass. 

Cons:  Surprisingly enough given Johnny Wilson’s size, he actually appears to have some initial quickness. Where Wilson struggles is after his initial move to free himself in press—it appears that he doesn’t have the explosiveness to pull away from defenders. In press-man situations, when defensive backs can be patient and wait out his initial release move they have shown to be able to stay in phase with Wilson. This type of technique has proven to really disrupt WIson and it makes it difficult for him to effectively complete his route. Wilson is a big-bodied receiver that may need to adapt more power to his release package and simply outpower defensive backs at the line of scrimmage. Overall, Wilson is a good football player but he needs to improve on this aspect of his game.

Johnny Wilson NFL Draft Scouting Report by Keith Sanchez