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    Seventh Round Pick... Charles Johnson

    Dude has persevered through so much...
    I'm looking forward to what this guy brings. 6'3 225lbs, runs a 4.3 40.

    http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packe...206534061.html
    The Quest For Lombardi
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    Where It All Began

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    I have a good feeling bout this guy. Not really sure why but i just do. Haven't felt like this about a late round pick in a while but i think he will easily be our number 4 WR as long as he can learn the playbook fast enough.




    There you go thumper




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    I read this earlier and was wondering why they kind of exaggerated his numbers. At his pro day he measured in at 6020. So exactly 6'2''. I guess he is 6'3'' with cleats though. He weighed 215. He predicted he would run a sub 4.4 40 and did. I hope he can run a 4.3 though. That is just insane for his size. Either way those are still great numbers. His college team does list him at 6'3'' 225 lbs though.

    I'm just as excited as every1 else to see what this guy has though. He has a really good chance with only 3 spots taken and at least 2-3 up for grabs. It will be a very interesting position to watch through TC. I think they will keep 6 WR's if White, Johnson, or Dorsey show enough. I don't see Boykin or Ross not making the team honestly.
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    Here is an article I linked to in the draft thread that you needed subscription for
    March 14, 2013

    Every few years a player comes out of nowhere to take the NFL by storm. It’s become a fact of NFL life. Consider Kurt Warner, Antonio Gates, Vincent Jackson, Victor Cruz, Miles Austin, and Marques Colston; one minute they’re as anonymous as the clerk at your local grocery store, the next minute they are plastered on TVs across the country. The question isn’t whether or not it will happen again. The question is, “where will the next guy come from?”

    Here’s a guess: Elsmere, Kentucky.

    That is the hometown of 2013 wide receiver prospect Charles Johnson. Over the last few years, Johnson has been difficult to track, both on the field and off. After his high school playing days in Elsmere, he spent a year at Eastern Kentucky before getting suspended and transferring to Antelope Valley Community College in California. He ended up at Grand Valley State in Michigan and has done nothing but dominate for the last two seasons. (GVSU was the proving grounds for Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and Tennessee’s Butch Jones).

    We’ll get to the production in a second. The real reason Johnson landed on anyone’s radar was his pro-day where he skyrocketed (literally) into elite company. If you combine his Vertical Jump and his Broad Jump numbers, you get 172.5”. Fewer than 8% of wide receivers eclipse the 170” figure and even fewer do it at 6’2’’ and in the 215-225lb range. Consider this rarified class of historical freaks:
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    You don’t need me to tell you how good Julio or Dez are. They’ll probably be among the first five wide receivers drafted in your fantasy football league.

    In case you’re curious about Stephen Hill, I’ll point you to this article about his likelihood of following in the footsteps of fellow Georgia Tech wide receivers Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas.

    But back to Johnson—HOLY COW! What an impressive workout! But what if I told you that his production was equally amazing? Consider how he stacks up to other wide receivers that came from similarly obscure college teams:
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    *MS= Market Share of teams total yards or touchdowns

    V-Jax, Miles Austin, and Marques Colston have all posted elite seasons in the NFL. As you can read here, I think Brian Quick will soon join that class of premium receivers. So the only riddle left to solve is Grand Valley State WR Charles Johnson.

    I was so intrigued by his workout that I actually visited the GVSU website to watch game recap highlights. On at least two occassions he showed ball skills that left my jaw on the floor, in addition to the many other ‘good’ catches. He certainly passes the eye test.

    Johnson is a physical freak and a dominant producer. The third, and maybe most critical, piece of the equation is where he will get drafted. Yes, it would seem that a troubled past landed him in Allendale, Michigan rather than SEC country, but given his measurables, don’t you think somebody will take a chance on him? If and when that happens, Johnson will move near the top of my rookies-to-watch list. The ingredients are there. All he needs is a chance.
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    This is my favorite pick of the whole draft after the 2 RB's. There's no assurance that he'll pan out, but might be the best WR on the team in a couple years. Hope he makes it.

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    A lot of people are saying he's the next Marques Colston. Imagine if he was to have a huge rookie impact. Cobb, Nelson, Jones, Finley and a breakout rookie? Damn. Add two worthy running backs? Damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tongue-Splitter View Post
    A lot of people are saying he's the next Marques Colston. Imagine if he was to have a huge rookie impact. Cobb, Nelson, Jones, Finley and a breakout rookie? Damn. Add two worthy running backs? Damn.
    He doesn't play anything like him but I get the reference. I like the Garcon comparison best.

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    I really like the pick, but it comes down to can he get open against nfl cb's, catch a pass from an nfl qb with nfl safties baring down on him. If he can play a little special teams and make the team he could be a huge asset in a couple years. Not expecting a lot this year, a Donald Driver type career could be possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormSizedMidget View Post
    He doesn't play anything like him but I get the reference. I like the Garcon comparison best.
    I like the comparisons to Dez Bryant and Julio Jones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HacksawButch View Post
    I like the comparisons to Dez Bryant and Julio Jones!
    lmao those are nuts. I haven't seen a game of him but even his highlights aren't close to something they pull off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormSizedMidget View Post
    lmao those are nuts. I haven't seen a game of him but even his highlights aren't close to something they pull off.
    A guy can dream, can't he? Neither of them have Rodgers throwing the ball to them either.

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