College: Fresno State | Rookie
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 201 lbs
Birth Date: 10/9/1996
Depth Chart: WR2.3
2019 Bye Week: 12
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Johnson was a highly productive college receiver, which is why the Cardinals drafted him in the sixth round of this year's draft. He just made plays on a weekly basis. He did not have a great combine, causing his stock to drop. But on the field, Johnson was very good at getting in and out of his breaks. He ran solid routes and made plays after the catch. He has just so-so hands, though, and lacks a little athleticism. Johnson should be a No. 4 or 5 receiver his rookie year.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: The Cardinals have a lot of openings at receiver, so Johnson could end up getting some playing time. But for now, nothing is certain. He is not draft material but maybe a guy to grab off waivers. Expect around 15 catches for 200 yards with a score.
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Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Keesean Johnson has a lot of competition, as he is one of three wideout draft picks heading into training camp and the preseason behind veteran Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk. There is also Kevin White, Damiere Byrd, Chad Williams and Trent Sherfield fighting for a job, so the competition will be stiff for the former Fresno State standout. He is up to the challenge. "I was the 19th receiver taken in this year's draft, so I have that there to remind me every day to keep me pushing," Johnson said. "That just gives you that spark to get to No. 1 or get to be where you want." He might not make an immediate fantasy impact, but he has been in this boat before at Fresno State, where he was overlooked. Eventually, he became a star.
Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Keesean Johnson is one of the three rookie receivers the team brought in during the draft, along with Hakeem Butler and Andy Isabella. Johnson didn't run the quickest 40-yard dash of the trio at the NFL Scouting Combine, but wide receivers coach David Raih likes Johnson's game. "You could put a glass of water on his head and he could run 80 yards without spilling a drop," Raih said. "He's like a motorcycle. It's all one piece." The trio of rookies will have a fierce battle for targets behind future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald and second-year wideout Christian Kirk. One rookie will likely have a larger role, while one might be the fourth or fifth receiver and fighting for crumbs. It's a battle to watch in training camp and the preseason before investing too much.