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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Doug Johnson Jr., WR, Henderson State University

Doug Johnson Jr. the speedy WR from Henderson State University recently sat down with Jonathan Joyce of NFL Draft Diamonds

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Doug Johnson Jr.
  • Henderson State University
  • WR
  • 5’9”
  • 185 LBS.
  • Hometown: Coldspring, TX
  • Twitter: @2Fast4U_2

2019 Statistics:

  • GP: 12
  • REC: 38
  • REC YDS: 530
  • YDS/REC: 13.95
  • TDs: 4
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What have you taken away the most from Coach Maxfield, Coach Mirocke and the rest of the HSU coaching staff?

Prepare yourself as you’re supposed to and leave everything out on the field don’t have any regrets.

When football is over, what do you aspire to do in the professional world?

Mentor younger kids coming up and lead them on a better path then how I came up.

Your cousin is former Jacksonville Jaguar RB Fred Taylor, who is the franchise leader in rushing yards. What advice has he given you about transitioning to the next level of football?

He told me every chance I get just to make the most of it show the world why you deserve to be at the next level.

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What separates you from other players at the wide receiver position?

My speed and quickness with the right coaches and offense I feel like I’m dynamic and can’t be stopped.

Who is the toughest player you’ve competed against during your collegiate career?

I would say at practice at Texas tech competing with Jakeem Grant who’s playing for the Miami Dolphins. He really showed me the ropes of playing receiver.

If your life was a book, what would the title be?

“The Doubted One.”
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Give me your Mount Rushmore of all-time wide receivers, past or present. What made you choose these four players?

Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, Cris Carter, Antonio Brown.

Is there a current or former NFL player you emulate your game after?

Tyreek “Cheetah” Hill.

Let’s take a trip back to the first day of your freshman year at Coldspring High School. What advice would you give yourself then, knowing what you know now?

Take it seriously from the jump don’t slack off.
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If I’m in Arkadelphia on a Saturday night during the Fall, where is the one place I have to eat?

Western Sizzler.

Give me your elevator pitch, in 15 words or less, on how Doug Johnson Jr. will be an asset to an NFL organization for years to come.

I’m Doug Johnson Jr. I feel like I would be a great asset to this great organization with the talent I possess and the skill to dominate this game, not only talent, I feel like my maturity and upbringing will be great around this organization very outgoing guy and love making people smile. 


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