Former Texas WR Collin Johnson is the latest draft prospect who won’t be participating in the NFL Combine this year.
Johnson had a terrific four-year collegiate career with the Longhorns. The 6-foot-6 receiver hauled in 188 passes for 2,624 yards and 15 touchdowns over 42 collegiate games. Unfortunately, Johnson’s senior year was hampered by injuries.
The lengthy receiver missed six games for the Longhorns over the course of his senior season due to a hamstring injury. Now, months after the end of the 2019-20 season, Johnson is dealing with yet another setback.
The former Texas pass-catcher will not workout at the upcoming NFL Combine later this week due to a hip flexor injury. This certainly isn’t the best news given Johnson is working to improve his draft-stock. But he is hoping to workout at his pro day in April.
“I’m not going to be working out here except maybe the jumps and aim for my pro day April 1st, which hurts because you grow up your whole life wanting to compete at the combine,” Johnson said, via Yahoo Sports. “But I’m going to be ready on April 1st.”
Johnson’s pro day in April will be huge for the receiver prospect.
Given he won’t be performing at the combine, NFL scouts will certainly be in attendance at Johnson’s April workout.
The former Texas receiver is looking to boost his stock ahead of the NFL Draft.