Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Worth the Wait: Bucs Select WR Tyler Johnson From Minnesota in Fifth Round

The Buccaneers took wide receiver Tyler Johnson out of Minnesota in the fifth-round - their first pick of Day 3 in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson (6) makes a diving catch in front of Auburn defensive back Jordyn Peters (15) during the second half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The Buccaneers bolstered their offensive arsenal by selecting wide receiver Tyler Johnson out of Minnesota with their fifth-round pick (No. 161 overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Johnson nabbed 86 receptions for 1,318 yards and 13 touchdowns last season for the Golden Gophers. Over the course of his four-year Minnesota career, he amassed 3,305 yards and 33 touchdowns with an average of 15.5 yards per catch. A Minneapolis, Minnesota native, Johnson returned to Minnesota for his fourth year to finish his degree.

Johnson is the second player out of Minnesota to join the Bucs' 2020 draft class. His former Gopher teammate Antoine Winfield Jr. was taken in the second round on Friday.

Johnson will now join the likes of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as potential targets for new Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

View pictures of WR Tyler Johnson, the 161st overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft

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