Rookie Profile: Tyler Johnson


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had an incredible draft. Building on their weaknesses, while also adding depth to their strengths. One of those depth pieces came in the 5th round of the 2020 draft. Tyler Johnson, wide receiver out of Minnesota.

High School

Johnson went to North Community High School in Minnesota. There, he played football, however he didn’t play wide receiver. Surprisingly, he played quarterback and defensive back. It wasn’t until college that he committed to playing wide receiver.


His first two years at Minnesota weren’t his best on the field. In 2017, his sophomore year, he had a total of 677 yards, with seven touchdowns. However, in 2018 he had a break out season with 1,169 yards and 12 touchdowns. And continued his dominance in 2019 with an incredible 1,318 yards and 13 touchdowns.

What He Gives The Buccaneers 

Johnson has proven he can play at the college level, and now he is taking his talents to the NFL. He is an effective route runner and is able to create separation. Johnson possess breakout speed that is can prove deadly for any defense.

His best ability though is that he gives the Buccaneers’ offense another weapon. With Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, and now Johnson, the Buccaneers will be in good hands. Brady will have tons of options to get the ball downfield.

The Buccaneers got a criminally underrated wide receiver, and it will show during the season. Johnson is able to weave his way out of defender’s paths, like trying to hit mist. He adds protection to others on the offense, if Brady sees Godwin and Evans are covered, it’s Johnson’s ball.

Be ready to welcome the newest addition to the Buccaneers, Tyler Johnson. The Cannons will be firing all day long with him on the field.