The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Toledo wide receiver Diontae Johnson with the second pick of the third-round of the 2019 NFL Draft. It was the 66th pick overall in this year’s draft.
At the combine, Johnson weighed in at 5’10/4, 183 pounds, running a 4.53 40 with a 33.5 inch vertical and 10’3″ broad. Last year, he caught 49 passes for 761 yards and eight touchdowns. His best season came as a sophomore in 2017, he declared a year early, where he caught 74 passes for nearly 1300 yards and 13 scores. Our full report on him, written last month, can be found below.
Johnson was the MAC Special Teams Player of the Year for the 2018 season. He was a First-Team All-MAC as a wide receiver and punt returner and Second-Team All-MAC as a kickoff returner. : A two-year starter at Toledo, Johnson was the “X” receiver in their offense, lining up primarily in the boundary.
Johnson returned 79 kickoffs for 1,849 yards and 2 touchdowns in addition to returning 17 punts for 343 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Explosive play stats for receivers: (25+ and 15+ yard gains): pic.twitter.com/FOvfNXgfdy
— Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) April 16, 2019