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New York Giants 2022 Training Camp Roster Preview: WR Collin Johnson

Collin Johnson has some desirable traits that could work in his favor as he seeks to hold on to a roster spot with this new regime.

During the 2020 NFL Draft, receiver Collin Johnson was reportedly a guy the New York Giants were contemplating for a Day 3 pick.

And why not? Johnson, the son of College Football Hall of Fame cornerback Johnnie Johnson who played for the Rams and Seahawks during his decade-long career (1980 to 1989), had a lot of likable traits, from his height (6-foot-6) to his speed to his fearlessness to play the position.

Johnson put all that on display at Texas, where he caught 188 passes for 2,624 yards and 15 touchdowns. His best year came in 2018, his junior season, when he hauled in 68 passes for 985 yards and seven touchdowns.

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Named a team captain for the Longhorns in 2019, Johnson finished his college career in the top ten in school history for receptions and receiving yards.

However, the Jaguars snapped up Johnson in the fifth round of the 2020 draft on the draft pick acquired from the Rams in the Dante Fowler trade. Johnson appeared in 14 games in that one season, with no starts. He caught 18 of 31 pass targets for 272 yards and two touchdowns.

The following year, Johnson and the Giants came full circle. Jacksonville released him, and the Giants were awarded his contract off waivers. Johnson appeared in 12 games with one start at receiver, catching 11 of 21 pass targets for 105 yards for the Giants, having seen an increase in his role after C.J. Board suffered a broken forearm early last season.

Jun 7, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Collin Johnson (15) participates in a drill during minicamp at MetLife Stadium.
Oct 17, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Collin Johnson (15) cannot hang onto a pass as Los Angeles Rams defensive back David Long (22) defends at MetLife Stadium.
Jun 7, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Collin Johnson (15) participates in a drill during minicamp at MetLife Stadium.

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