The plan for former Gophers WR Tyler Johnson in Indianapolis this week is to complete positional drills, interviews with teams, and medical testing. He’ll wait to run the 40 on March 25 at his Pro Day. This gives him another month to work on that and hopefully do well. (Darren Wolfson on Twitter)
Tyler Johnson is an intriguing name to watch towards the later rounds of the NFL Draft. While he has great hands and excels in contested situations, his tape suggests average athleticism. Choosing to participate in other positional drills, but not participating in the 40-yard dash is a bad look. Pro days are not typically laser timed, which can help make a player's numbers look better than they are. This decision makes you wonder how well he's actually going to run and whether or not those concerns on tape are validated.