The Pittsburgh Steelers will host Toledo wide receiver Diontae Johnson for a pre-draft visit today, according to this tweet from PennLive’s Jacob Klinger.
Steelers hosting Toledo WR Diontae Johnson for a predraft visit today. He was the MAC special teams player of the year last season.
— Jacob Klinger (@Jacob_Klinger_) April 12, 2019
Johnson becomes the 27th official visitor and 30th if you include the three local visits. Invited to the Combine, he 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.
He’s also been an asset in the return game, averaging 23.4 yards per kick return and two touchdowns. Johnson was named MAC Special Teams Player of the Year in 2018. The team brought in a return specialist yesterday, hosting FAU running back Kerrith Whyte Jr.
Wide receivers coach Darryl Drake attended the Rockets’ Pro Day so the team is clearly doing their homework on him. Toledo boasts three draftable receivers this year.
Johnson projects as a late Day Three pick and may go undrafted. Draft Countdown has him ranked as their 25th best receiver while NFL Draft Scout has him much lower as their 45th best prospect at the position.
As always, we’re updating our visit tracker. Check out the full list at the link here.