The Denver Broncos might have one of the biggest sleepers in the NFL on their roster.
WR Brandon Johnson isn't getting a lot of local run, but every player we interview talks about him.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) August 1, 2022
Having a good day today. Beat Ojemudia for the TD.
Johnson started his career at Tennessee, spending five seasons with the Vols before transferring to UCF for his final season of eligibility.
The Florida native had a tough time finding his groove during college. His best season at Tennessee came in 2017 when he caught 37 passes for 482 yards and 1 touchdown.
Last season at UCF, Johnson showed he has a nose for the end zone by catching 38 passes for 565 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Part of the reason Johnson never broke out in college was because of the adversity he dealt with at Tennessee.
Johnson had two different head coaches, four different offensive coordinators, and a multitude of starting quarterbacks. It’s hard for anyone to find much success in that type of situation.
Now that Johnson is in an ideal situation, he might finally be able to reach his full potential.
Going to be tough competition for roster spots at WR, but Brandon Johnson impressed in the off-season program and has made plays early in camp, too.— Parker Gabriel (@ParkerJGabriel) August 1, 2022
The Broncos may have found a nice hidden gem in Johnson. The early returns certainly seem to suggest that they did.
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