Tyron Johnson did not get selected in the 2019 NFL Draft like his former teammates Justice Hill and Jordan Brailford, but his pro dreams aren’t dead. The polarizing playmaker appears to be headed to Houston on a free agent deal.
Shortly after Brailford was taken with the penultimate pick on Saturday afternoon, Tyron tweeted out this informal announcement about the next step of his pro journey.
H TOWN❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️ #Texans
— TBILL (@_TBJXIII) April 27, 2019
The deal has since been confirmed by multiple outlets including NOLA.com.
Oklahoma State WR and former Easton Star Tyron Johnson agreed to a UDFA deal with the Houston Texans
— Amos Morale III (@Amos_MoraleIII) April 27, 2019
Texans signed Oklahoma State wide receiver Tyron Johnson to an undrafted free agent deal, per a source
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 27, 2019
Tyron Johnson Ok State WR to the Texans
— patrick (@PatDStat) April 27, 2019
The Texans have plenty of talent at wideout but are top-heavy in experience. Receiver was a projected need for the team coming into this weekend, but Houston did not use a single draft pick on the position. The team has reportedly added both Tyron and Ohio State receiver Johnnie Dixon as undrafted free agents.
As soon as he steps onto the practice field, If Tyron can make an impression in Houston this summer, he’ll earn a chance to compete behind the likes of three-time Pro Bowler DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller.