76. Anthony Johnson and his first-round hype

There are a lot of great receivers in the Mid-American Conference this season and Buffalo probably has the best of them. Anthony Johnson was sixth in the nation with 1,357 receiving yards on 76 receptions (second in the MAC) and was third in the nation with 14 touchdowns, too.

Not bad for a debut season.

Johnson’s getting high praise from national NFL writers, too. CBS’s Chris Trapasso listed the Buffalo receiver as the No. 12 prospect for next year’s draft, Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller has Johnson the No. 5 wide receiver in the class and USA Today mocked him at the No. 16 overall pick.

It’s fair to assume that Johnson’s going to get the ball a lot again this season. He’s an exceptional athlete with great speed, quarterback Tyree Jackson (could potentially leave after this season for the NFL) will be coming back, Buffalo’s returning a good amount of experience at offensive line and three divisional foes had the three worst passing defenses in the league last year.

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