Anthony Johnson, WR, Buffalo #83

6010, 207, 4.54


Notes: From Rock Hill, SC. Was a two-sport standout in high school, also excelling in basketball. Has three cousins in the NFL, including Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney. Played at Butler Community College (El Dorado, KS) in 2014 and had 21 catches for 559 yards and 5 touchdowns. Then went to Iowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs, IA) in 2015, where he caught 19-434-2. Redshirted his first season at Buffalo in 2016. As a junior in 2017, he started all 12 games and caught 76-1,356-14 to lead the Mid-American Conference and ranked second in the nation in receiving yards per game (113.0). His 14 receiving TDs set a school single-season record.

Positives: Tracks and adjusts to the ball nicely. Natural pass-catcher with very good hands and concentration. Instinctive with good field presence. Catches with his hands. Uses his size and body well to shield defenders when needed. Good feet. Successful catching the ball in traffic and wins most contested opportunities. Can high-point the ball. Shows good burst out of his breaks. Can defeat the jam and get open consistently. Makes big plays and gets downfield. Strong, physical, aggressive runner after the catch. Breaks tackles. Doesn’t go down easily.

Negatives: Lacks truly outstanding raw speed or exceptional separation quickness.

Summary: Faced a lower level of competition, but is a major-college talent who appears ready to make the step to the NFL.

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