Ty Johnson
Ty Johnson
21-Year-Old Running BackRB
Detroit Lions
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Johnson was efficient with limited work at the University of Maryland, averaging 7.6 yards on 348 career carries. He got some attention after running a 4.26-second 40-yard dash at his pro day, inspiring the Lions to scoop him up with a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. With Theo Riddick cut at the start of training camp, Johnson has a solid shot to make the 53-man roster for Week 1, potentially serving as a kick returner. He's still a long shot to have any role on offense at the beginning of the regular season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.69 million contract with the Lions in May of 2019.
Flashes in preseason debut
RBDetroit Lions
August 8, 2019
Johnson rushed three times for 22 yards during Detroit's preseason opener Thursday against the Patriots. He was targeted once in the passing game but did not record a reception.
Johnson notably entered the game before Zach Zenner and he flashed a couple of times with a pair of double-digit-yard runs, though one of them was called back because of a penalty. Meanwhile, Zenner rushed three times for 13 yards and Mark Thompson rushed four times for 21 yards. Clearly the most impressive of the bunch Thursday, the electric Johnson has drawn positive reviews throughout training camp and he seems to be making a good argument to open the year as the No. 3 RB behind Kerryon Johnson and C.J. Anderson.
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RBDetroit Lions
April 27, 2019
The Lions selected Johnson in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 186th overall.
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