Exhibits good fluidity in his hips and can cleanly change directions and locate the football. Uses his head and shoulder fakes well down the field to sell his vertical routes with the body control and balance to accelerate into daylight and track the throw.
Now, he isn't the most explosive stop-and-start athlete and looks more like a high 4.4/low 4.5 guy to me. Isn't going to simply be able to outpace defensive backs at the next level. But it's his body control and fluidity to cleanly get out of his breaks and change directions which allows him to separate down the field and make defenders miss with the ball in his hands.
However, needs to do a better job using his hands to pluck the football away from his frame. Too often allows balls to get into his body and isn't the most natural of pluckers at this stage. Displays a willingness to work and block in the run game and can be a big help for running backs down the field.
Isn't overly physical or effective at this stage vs. press man. Tends to get hung up consistently off the line, which could end up really limiting what he can do in the NFL. A major character concern after being busted with drugs at his off campus house.
Impression: An NFL-caliber receiver who has the ability to make plays vs. a free release. Is more smooth than fast, but knows how to sell routes, can block in the run game and reminds me a bit of Early Doucet."
Positive: Talented and reliable receiver that will slide in the draft due to off-the-field concerns. Displays terrific focus and concentration, makes the reception with his hands, and is a tough receiver who goes over the middle and comes away with the ball. Gets vertical, contorts in midair, and displays the ability to pull the ball away from opponents. Consistently extends to make the reception away from his frame.
Negative: Lacks a burst and cannot run to the long throw. Struggles making the deep, over the shoulder reception.
Analysis: Prior to his arrest in December, Johnson-Koulianos was well-received in scouting circles as NFL teams projected him to be a third receiver/return specialist on a roster. The situation has since changed. Johnson-Koulianos has the skills to play at the next level if he is able to clear up his off- the-field issues and remained focused on football."
Route-running is a weakness as he looks rushed and sometimes does not make each break at the appropriate time. DJK tends to secure the catch with his body but that being said, when elevated, he does a great job securing the ball with his hands. He does a great job in tight quarters to make very difficult catches. He's got average leaping ability but on "50-50" balls, he displays a knack for really getting after the ball and his "want-to" in those difficult situations is immeasurable.
DJK needs to continue to refine the fundamentals of the position, but he has the talent to play at the next level. He currently projects as a fifth to sixth round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft."