2021 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about CADE JOHNSON: South Dakota State, 5103 186 4.51. Three-year starter, Papillion, NE. First-team All-America and Walter Payton Award finalist in 2019. Slot type receiver, who is limited in technique but has ability. Tends to lean on his speed release. Quick but smooth, and quicker than fast. Runs well, a great 40 will be big for him. Adjusts well to over the shoulder and low throws but will need to develop an arsenal of releases to have a successful NFL career. Creates separation but will cut routes off early. Will benefit from being in a system that runs a ton of option routes from the slot, runs less than developed routes, and gets open with speed and speed releases. Detaches well downfield by using his hands and body positioning. Likely a day three pick with plenty of room for improvement and refining. 2019 stats: 72-1222, 17.0 ypr, 8 TD. Sixth/seventh round. (A-29, H-9 3/8, VJ-35, SS-NA).