Wide Receiver U: Bisi Johnson, Preston Williams find NFL homes

The amount of former Colorado State wide receivers in the NFL has increased significantly over the past few seasons. Rashard Higgins (Cleveland Browns) and Michael Gallup (Dallas Cowboys) have each become prominent members of their respective receiving corps - and now Olabisi Johnson and Preston Williams will get their chance in the league as well.

Johnson was selected in the seventh round by the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday with the 247th overall pick. The Lakewood, Colo., native, impressed throughout the pre-draft process and will now have an opportunity to play with Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen. Prior to the NFL Draft, Johnson said at his Pro Day that he would like to emulate Thielen’s career.

Williams went undrafted but signed as an UDFA with the Miami Dolphins, per Ian Rapoport. According to Kelly Lyell of the Coloradoan, Williams had 10 suitors call him after going undrafted.

In 2018, Williams put up huge numbers with the Rams - finishing the season with 96 receptions for 1,345 and 14 touchdowns. However, the 6’4”, 210 pound wide receiver was not invited to the NFL Combine due to a previous domestic incident. Williams didn’t particularly help his position at CSU’s Pro Day either.