Florida State wide receiver Johnny Wilson (@jjohnnywilson) tells ESPN that he’s leaving school for the NFL Draft. Wilson, a redshirt junior, is projected by scouts as a Top 100 pick. Wilson tells ESPN that he plans to play in the @seniorbowl. pic.twitter.com/ak47Ij3xzy— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 6, 2023
Wilson struggled with injuries this past season, only playing in 10 games. He had 41 receptions for 617 yards (15.0 per catch) and two touchdowns. For his career at Florida State, Wilson compiled 1,514 total receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
At 6’7 237 pounds, the “Birdman” has a unique frame for the position and is a willing blocker.
From his Florida State bio:
Started all 13 games…made 43 receptions for 897 yards and five touchdowns…second-team All-ACC…Phil Steele third-team All-ACC…FSU Offensive Newcomer of the Year…Seminole Scholar…led ACC and ranked third in country with 22 20-yard receptions…ranked second in ACC and fifth nationally with average of 20.86 yards per catch…tied for ACC lead and for 10th nationally with two 60-yard receptions…ranked second in conference and sixth in country with four 50-yard receptions…was third in ACC with four 40-yard receptions and his seven 30-yard catches were fourth in conference…receiving yards total ranked seventh in ACC…made career-high eight receptions for career-high 202 yards in 35-32 Cheez-It Bowl victory vs. the Oklahoma Sooners…receiving yards total broke Cheez-It Bowl and FSU bowl records…also was 13th-highest single-game total in program history and highest single-game total by FSU receiver since 2016…only 200-yard receiving game during 2022 bowl season…yardage total included 57-yard grab that set up game-winning field goal…had seven receptions for 149 yards and career-high two touchdowns in 35-31 win at Louisville…accounted for all 79 yards on game-tying drive in fourth quarter with 69-yard reception and 10-yard touchdown that tied game at 28-28…second touchdown was game-winning score on third down with 7:54 left that put FSU ahead by final score…teamed with Treshaun Ward for fourth ACC road game in program history with 125-yard rusher and 125-yard receiver…149 receiving yards were second-most by FSU receiver in 23-game series vs. the Louisville Cardinals…named ACC Receiver of the Week for his performance vs. Cardinals…totaled 111 yards and one touchdown on three catches in 41-16 win vs. the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets…touchdown was career-long 78-yard grab that was longest pass play by FSU since 2019…part of only third game in program history with 375-yard passer, 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver…had six catches for 85 yards and one touchdown vs. the No. 22 Wake Forest Demon Deacons…made 24-yard touchdown reception in 38-3 win at the Syracuse Orange…caught six passes for 75 yards vs. the No. 4 Clemson Tigers…totaled 60 receiving yards on three catches in 24-23 win vs. LSU…caught three passes for 60 yards at the No. 14 NC State Wolfpack…made 51-yard reception in season-opening 47-7 win vs. Duquesne…had two receptions for 46 yards in 45-38 victory vs. the Florida Gators…made two catches for 22 yards in 45-3 victory at the Miami Hurricanes…caught two passes for 12 yards in 44-14 win vs. the Boston College Eagles.
Appeared in eight games with three starts in two seasons for the Arizona State Sun Devils…caught 12 passes for 154 yards and one touchdown in five games played during 2021 season…played in three games and made one start his true freshman season and caught six passes for 89 yards…consensus four-star prospect out of Calabasas…rated 62nd in ESPN300 and No. 89 nationally on 247 Composite for Class of 2020…tabbed as No. 8 wide receiver prospect in America by ESPN and 15th by Rivals…invited to Under Armour All-America Game and Polynesian Bowl All-Star Game…four-year contributor at Calabasas, recording 187 receptions for 3,032 yards and 43 touchdowns…made 37 receptions for 606 yards and eight touchdowns his senior year…caught 40 passes for 672 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, helping lead Coyotes to semifinal round of Division 2 Southern Section playoffs…sophomore year produced 52 receptions for 899 yards and 11 touchdowns…as a freshman, made 58 catches for 855 yards and 14 touchdowns to help Calabasas win Division 5 Southern Section title and advance to state semifinal.