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    Colbert and Tomlin have an infuation with guys that are 'toys', but really can't play the game at this level. You'd think they'd learn after guys like Dri Archer and Chris Rainey, but they obviously never do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz71burgh71 View Post
    If there’s one word to describe Diontae Johnson in his brief, but prolific career at Toledo, it’d be “playmaker.”

    Johnson completed numerous home run plays in his time as a Rocket. He frequently utilized his speed advantage to gain separation down field and this resulted in plenty of 50+ yard touchdowns for Toledo. Johnson averaged a tremendous 16.6 yards per catch in his three years, ranking 20th in MAC history.

    The former Toledo wideout — who stands 5’10” and weighs 183 pounds — earned an NFL Combine invite, where he ran a 4.53 40-yard dash, benched 15 reps of 225, recorded a 33.5 inch vertical jump, and completed the 3-cone drill in 7.09 seconds. Johnson’s Combine invite stems from his breakout junior year, where he rose from a special teamer to one of the elite receivers in college football.

    During this 2017 season, a year which featured Toledo’s lone conference title of the decade, Johnson caught 74 passes for 1,278 yards and 13 touchdowns. He ranked 24th in receptions, 8th in receiving yards, and 4th in receiving touchdowns with these standout numbers. The Ruskin, FL native saw six games of over 100 receiving yards in 2017, including a monster 3-game stretch where he hauled in 23 passes for 480 yards and three scores.
    Fairly sure my old legs would have a prolific career in the MAC.

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    Diontae Johnson
    Wide Receiver
    5-11, 181
    Ruskin, Fla.

    2018
    MAC Special Teams Player of the Year...First-Team All-MAC as a wide receiver and punt returner...Second-Team All-MAC as a kickoff returner...Leads team with 43 receptions and 663 receiving yards...Has seven TD receptions, one punt return TD, and one TD off a kickoff return...23 career TD receptions ranks fifth all-time at UT...Six games with at least four receptions...16 catches over the last three games...Two receptions in opener vs. VMI, including a 48-yard TD grab...Six receptions for 119 yards and two TDs vs. Miami (Fla.)...Named MAC West Offensive Player of the Week for his perfomance vs. Miami...Four receptions for 67 yards and one TD vs. Nevada...Scored on a 98-yard kickoff return vs. the Wolf Pack...Three receptions and one TD vs. BGSU...Four receptions and a 52-yard punt return vs. EMU...80-yard TD catch vs. Buffalo...Four catches for 49 yards, including a 20-yard TD, against WMU...Five receptions for 100 yards vs. Ball State...Had an 83-yard punt return touchdown against Kent State...On official watch lists for Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, Biletnikoff Award (receiver) and Horning Award (most versatile).

    2017
    Named first-team All-MAC as a wide receiver and punt returner...Named second-team All-MAC as a kickoff returner...First Rocket to make All-MAC at three positions since Eric Page in 2011...Had 74 receptions for a school-record 1,278 yards and 13 touchdowns...Also tallied 683 kickoff return yards...Averaged 148.0 all purpose yards per game, tops in the MAC and seventh in the nation...Finished the season ranked second in the MAC in receiving touchdowns and yards, third in receptions; ended the year tied for fourth in the country in receiving touchdowns...Went over 1,000-yard receiving mark in Ohio game, just the seventh Rocket to crack the 1,000-yard mark...Named to Biletnikoff Award watch list...At least four catches in eight games...Had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the season-opener against Elon...Also had four catches for 102 yards, including a 69-yard reception vs. Elon...142 receiving yards with two touchdowns in the win over Tulsa...Had 66 receiving yards with eight receptions and two touchdowns against Miami (Fla.)...Eight catches against EMU for 97 yards...Four catches for a career-high 170 yards and two TDs at Ball State...Also returned a punt 87 yards for a touchdown against the Cardinals...Named MAC West Special Teams Player of the week following the Ball State game...Career-high 10 catches against NIU for 166 yards, including career-long 89-yard catch...Nine catches for 144 yards and a touchdown at Ohio...Had two receptions, 75 yards and one touchdown in win over BGSU...Five receptions for 61 yards and a TD against Western Michigan..Nine catches for 118 yards and two TDs in the MAC Championship Game vs. Akron...Two catches for 29 yards in the Dollar General Bowl vs. Appalachian State.

    2016
    Did not see game action due to injury...Redshirted and retained sophomore eligibility.

    2015
    Played in 11 games...14 receptions for 237 yards and three TDs...Returned 32 kickoffs for an average of 22.8 yards per return.

    High School
    Played wide receiver and quarterback in his prep career...Caught 35 passes for 1,017 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior wide receiver...Also scored touchdowns by kickoff returns (3), punt returns (2) and interception returns (1)...Threw for 988 yards and seven TDs as a junior QB...Also ran for 121 yards...Threw for 430 yards and three TDs as a sophomore...Made the honor roll as a senior...High school coach was Keith Chattin.

    Personal
    Full name is Diontae Lamarcus Johnson...Father is Leo Johnson, mother is Felicia Boyer...Interdisciplinary studies major.

    Career Game Highs
    Receptions: 10 (vs. Northern Illinois, 11-2-17)
    Receiving Yards: 170 (Ball State, 10-26-17)
    Receiving TDs: 2 (4 times, last vs. Akron, 12-2-17)
    Long Reception: 89 (vs. Northern Illinois, 11-2-17)
    Long Kickoff Return: 99 (Elon, 8-31-17)
    Long Punt Return: 87 (Ball State, 10-26-17)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz71burgh71 View Post
    If there’s one word to describe Diontae Johnson in his brief, but prolific career at Toledo, it’d be “playmaker.”

    Johnson completed numerous home run plays in his time as a Rocket. He frequently utilized his speed advantage to gain separation down field and this resulted in plenty of 50+ yard touchdowns for Toledo. Johnson averaged a tremendous 16.6 yards per catch in his three years, ranking 20th in MAC history.

    The former Toledo wideout — who stands 5’10” and weighs 183 pounds — earned an NFL Combine invite, where he ran a 4.53 40-yard dash, benched 15 reps of 225, recorded a 33.5 inch vertical jump, and completed the 3-cone drill in 7.09 seconds. Johnson’s Combine invite stems from his breakout junior year, where he rose from a special teamer to one of the elite receivers in college football.

    During this 2017 season, a year which featured Toledo’s lone conference title of the decade, Johnson caught 74 passes for 1,278 yards and 13 touchdowns. He ranked 24th in receptions, 8th in receiving yards, and 4th in receiving touchdowns with these standout numbers. The Ruskin, FL native saw six games of over 100 receiving yards in 2017, including a monster 3-game stretch where he hauled in 23 passes for 480 yards and three scores.
    You forgot the rest of the article:

    Johnson likely land in the sixth or seventh round by a team looking for a speedy slot receiver or a boost in the punt return game.

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    ESPN had him ranked #19 overall at the WR position.
    Here We Go Steelers, Here We Go...
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    So we took this guy over Hakeem Butler????
    From the 2010-2018 season, (An 8 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

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    Big Chest is laughing his mink coat off.

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    Compared to Emmanuel Sanders and projected 3rd round by NFL Network.

    I hope he's a Sanders and not another Archer, Coates, Wheaton.
    Last edited by Sager; 04-26-2019 at 09:56 PM.
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    Over Boykin???
    From the 2010-2018 season, (An 8 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrapin View Post
    You forgot the rest of the article:

    Johnson likely land in the sixth or seventh round by a team looking for a speedy slot receiver or a boost in the punt return game.
    https://www.hustlebelt.com/2019/4/22/18510556/2019-nfl-draft-profile-diontae-johnson-wr-toledo

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