Welcome into a new running NBC Sports Northwest feature; Talkin’ with the Ducks. Joining us on the first edition is the largest wide receiver on Oregon’s roster, graduate transfer Juwan Johnson. The video above is part one, where we dive into Johnson and quarterback Justin Herbert’s budding relationship.
In part two, we talk about the recent passing of Johnson’s father and how that impacted his decision to transfer to Oregon.
Herbert, the 6-foot-6, 235-pound passer with the powerful right arm and sneaky fast wheels, and Johnson, the 6-foot-4, 230-pound receiver with an advantage in size and experience, are becoming the duo to watch for next season.
You and Johnson have something in common; Herbert wows you both on the regular.
“Sometimes he throws the ball and I’m like, ‘is he really throwing this?” the Penn State graduate transfer said. “And then I’m like, ‘wow, I have the ball in my hands. He really just threw that.’”
As a new addition to the roster with the most experience on the receiving corps, Johnson has an interesting perspective on the projected top 10 NFL Draft pick in 2020. UO needs to find its next leading receiver and Johnson is looking the part.
He brings needed experience to the position: playing in 16 more games than the Ducks’ most veteran wide receiver, Schooler (21 games). Plus, his large, powerful, physical frame is unlike the other receivers currently on Oregon’s roster along with his ability to power through and over defensive backs.
In the video above, Johnson divulges that Herbert's personality is different than the common perception. Also, he answers the question, if Herbert had social media, what would his Instagram look like?