Drafted: Pick 13 of the 2nd round by New England
Positives: Polished receiver with a compact body with solid upper muscle definition...Has a sharp initial burst off the line, showing sustained speed and fluid acceleration through his routes... Explosive short area route runner...Has the agility to elude, the power to combat and the body adjustment skills to turn and haul in the off-target tosses...Shows a sharp burst to separate from the initial tackler after the catch...Aware of the sideline markers and maintains balance racing down the sidelines...Displays proper arm extension as he goes up for the ball with fingers out-stretched...Can deliver a stiff-arm to gain extra yardage after securing the ball.
Negatives: Choppy in his route running, not showing precision cutting coming out of his breaks... Lacks blocking skills, showing a reluctance to get involved in any aspect of that game...Has medical concerns resulting from a ruptured kidney that he suffered early in the 2001 season...Has great talent, but needs to show more dedication to the game, as he does not put in the "extra" hours to improve his skills...Does not always attack the ball, preferring to wait for it to come to him...Seems to disappear on the field when he is not involved in the play.
A career-threatening spleen injury in 2001 brought about an emergence of his vast talent when he returned to the gridiron as a senior...Appeared in 35 games during his A&M career, hauling in 117 passes for 1740 yards (14.9 avg) and eleven touchdowns, topping the previous school all-time records of 110 catches by Keith Woodside (1983-87) and 1576 yards by Tony Harrison (1990-93)... His eleven scoring grabs rank tied for fourth in Aggies annals.
All-Big Twelve Conference second-team pick by The NFL Draft Report...Started every game, finishing third on the team with 40 receptions for 718 yards (18.0 avg) and tied the school season-record with eight touchdowns (also accomplished by Bob Long, in both 1967 & '68)...Added 37 yards on five reverses (7.4 avg)...Returned 12 punts for 139 yards (11.6 avg) and 12 kickoffs for 252 yards (21.0 avg)...Averaged 95.5 all-purpose yards per game.
Preseason...Underwent surgery over the summer to remove an intestinal obstruction.
Louisiana-Lafayette...Snared 6 passes for 98 yards and gained 10 yards on a reverse.
Texas Tech...Had touchdown catches of 78 & 15 yards, adding 31 yards on a punt return.
Baylor...Made 3 catches for 81 yards, including 12 & 59-yard scores and returned a kickoff 17 yards.
Kansas...Gained 43 yards on 4 punt returns and 124 yards with touchdowns of 18 & 30 yards on 6 receptions.
Nebraska...Made 3 catches for 28 yards, rushed for a 17-yard gain, returned 3 kickoffs for 71 yards and had a 10-yard punt return.
Oklahoma State...Grabbed 6 passes for 107 yards and a 23-yard touchdown, returned 2 punts for 33 yards and had a 27-yard kickoff return.
Oklahoma...Followed with a 17-yard touchdown catch.
Missouri...Totaled 98 yards on 6 receptions, 12 yards on 2 punt returns and 34 yards on a pair of kickoff returns.
Only played in two games, catching eight passes for 68 yards (8.5 avg).
McNeese State...Had 2 receptions for 18 yards.
Wyoming...Snatched 6 passes for 50 yards, but suffered a ruptured spleen on a successful two-point conversion play...The injury would sideline him for the rest of the season.
Played in every game, starting seven contests...Caught 42 passes for 440 yards (10.5 avg)... Rushed twice for 21 yards (10.5 avg)...Had a 29-yard punt return and a 14-yard kickoff return.
Preseason...Suffered a left wrist sprain in a mid-May workout.
Texas-El Paso...Gained 74 yards on 8 catches.
Colorado...Had a season-high 8 receptions for 101 yards.
Oklahoma State...Hauled in 5 passes for 50 yards.
Oklahoma...Gained 37 yards on a pair of catches and blocked a punt, returning the ball 29 yards.
Played in ten games, starting vs. Tulsa...Finished with 27 receptions for 514 yards (19.0 avg) and three touchdowns...Gained 174 yards on nine kickoff returns (19.3 avg) and 27 yards on a pair of punt returns (13.5 avg).
Preseason...Suffered a right elbow sprain in spring drills.
Louisiana Tech...Began his career with 4 catches for 106 yards and a 12-yard score.
Baylor...Grabbed 2 passes for 82 yards and a 74-yard touchdown.
Oklahoma State...Sat out the game with a right foot sprain.
Missouri...Added a 39-yard touchdown catch.
Sat out the year under NCAA Proposition 48 rules.
Missed part of 1999 spring drills with a right elbow sprain...Sat out the 1999 Oklahoma State clash with a right foot sprain...Suffered a left wrist sprain in a 2000 mid-May workout...Ruptured his spleen in the 2001 Wyoming contest, missing the final eight games...Had additional surgery in the Summer of 2002 to remove an intestinal obstruction.
Campus Agility Tests
4.55 in the 40-yard dash...320-pound bench press...410-pound squat...319-pound power clean... 36.5-inch vertical jump...30 1/2-inch arm length...8 3/4-inch hands...Right-handed.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
31 1/4 8 1/2 20 4.42 2.6 1.55 38 1/2 10'7"
Attended Corsicana (Tex.) High...Led the team to the Class 4A state title game, as he grabbed 44 catches for 978 yards and 13 touchdowns, returned 10 punts for 212 yards and two scores and 5 kickoffs for 167 yards and a touchdown as a senior...Coached by former A&M head coach Tom Wilson.
Agricultural Development major...Son of Sylvia Johnson...Born 2/11/79...Resides in Corsicana, Texas.
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG R/PG GM/AVG