The Colts are in need of some tall wide receivers. Collin Johnson out of Texas certainly fits that bill. At 6’6 and 220 pounds, Johnson is the perfect big body that can be used in the red-zone. Without Eric Ebron, the Colts need a reliable red-zone threat.
What makes him projected to be a third to fourth round guy is his poor ability to track the ball in the air. Despite his big frame and the need for the Colts to have a red-zone guy, Johnson doesn’t really catch jump balls all that effectively. That is something that can be coached though.
Truly what hurt his draft stock is his injury history. Johnson missed half of last year with a hamstring injury. Because of that, he only caught 38 balls for 559 yards and three touchdowns. He wasn’t able to showcase his full ceiling in a crucial year.
Despite the injury concerns, the Colts might take a chance on Johnson. If he gets some good coaching, he can fix some of those ball-tracking issues. His speed issues should be mitigated by his massive size and strength. If they can get him in the fourth round, that would be a steal.
This last prospect is someone that may have to sit a couple of years, but he could develop into a really good starter once his time comes around.