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Garrett “Juice” Johnson Posts Impressive Pro Day Numbers

Juice made money at UK’s Pro Day.  Kentucky’s fourth all-time leading receiver proved that despite his lack of size, he has the athleticism to play in the NFL.

With 17 professional teams watching, Johnson posted numbers that would have been some of the best at the NFL Combine.  His 41-inch vertical leap is one inch better than any other receiver at the combine.  In the 40-yard dash he posted some of the fastest numbers we’ve seen in Lexington in quite some time.  Juice ran an unofficial 4.39 and 4.42.  The 4.4 average is exactly what the slot receiver needed to post to catch the NFL scouts’ eyes.

Jack Pilgrim was The Real MVP this morning, braving the basketball loss hangover to provide quality footage from the football facility.  Here’s Juice’s 4.39 40-yard dash:

Drew Franklin’s favorite wide receiver did pretty good today too.  Charles Walker showed off 4.5 speed in the 40-yard dash and an impressive 36-inch vertical leap.  If Chuck doesn’t become a Patriots wide receiver, he can play a role on Special Teams anywhere.  If you ask Winston Guy, it’s not a bad gig.

Austin MacGinnis knows he will likely not get drafted, but he will definitely sign with a team.  Today he proved he has enough leg to play in the NFL.  He made every single kick from inside 60.  His final kick from 60 yards just hit the crossbar.

Numbers aside, the greatest story from Pro Day belongs to Cole Mosier.  After tearing his ACL in the preseason, he successfully completed his rehab in time to participate in Pro Day activities.  The offensive tackle completed the 40-yard dash and threw up a team-high 28 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press.

UK’s 2018 Pro Day Participants

  • Blake Bone
  • Will Tom Collins
  • Matt Elam
  • Tanner Fink
  • Garrett “Juice” Johnson
  • Courtney Love
  • Austin MacGinnis
  • Kyle Meadows
  • Cole Mosier
  • Charles Moushey
  • Matt Panton
  • Naquez Pringle
  • Kendall Randolph
  • Kayaune Ross
  • Charles Walker


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

7 Comments for Garrett “Juice” Johnson Posts Impressive Pro Day Numbers

  1. jdarren1963
    12:14 pm March 23, 2018 Permalink

    Good for Juice! He’s one of my all-time favorite receivers, along with Craig Yeast and Randall Cobb, to play for the Cats.

  2. My Dixie Wrecked
    12:14 pm March 23, 2018 Permalink

    Only 17 NFL teams showed up?

  3. UKinIN
    12:19 pm March 23, 2018 Permalink

    Interesting how there wasn’t a comment about Elam impressing. For the kid’s sake I hope he was overhyped coming out of high school and hasn’t wasted the talent to make ridiculous money playing football.

    • Kernel Sanders
      1:14 pm March 23, 2018 Permalink

      Elam ran 4.40 yards in 40 seconds.

  4. kjd
    12:27 pm March 23, 2018 Permalink

    I’m scratching my head.
    It was said we didn’t have a deep threat last season. Now I see Juice’s times. Walker wasn’t shabby either.
    I think it was more Stephen Johnson couldn’t throw deep with the bum shoulder.
    Best of luck to all the Cats!

    • Bobbum Man
      12:50 pm March 23, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah don’t think a deep threat exists when ur qb can’t throw the ball 20+ yards

  5. Jesus H. Chrysler
    6:31 pm March 23, 2018 Permalink

    Elam ate the other team representatives