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One Fresno State WR worked out for the 49ers and Raiders. Where will he go in the NFL draft?

Former Fresno State WR KeeSean Johnson on NFL Draft: ‘I’m a fan of all 32 right now’

NFL Draft hopeful KeeSean Johnson will wait to see if he's selected in the 2019 NFL Draft that begins Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Indianapolis. The draft runs through Saturday.
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NFL Draft hopeful KeeSean Johnson will wait to see if he's selected in the 2019 NFL Draft that begins Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Indianapolis. The draft runs through Saturday.
It has been a busy couple weeks for KeeSean Johnson leading up to the NFL Draft.


The record-setting former Fresno State receiver was in Alameda for Oakland Raiders local pro day, and last week he attended San Francisco 49ers pro day.

His performances in the Bay Area, along with his workout at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, will help determine where Johnson starts his pro career.

“Hopefully I get drafted by somebody,” Johnson said.

The NFL Draft begins with Round 1 Thursday in Nashville, Tenn. Rounds 2 and 3 are Friday, then rounds 4-7 Saturday.

Johnson isn’t the only former Fresno State standout who could hear his name called. Safety Mike Bell Jr. and linebacker Jeff Allison are on NFL teams’ radars.

No Bulldog has been drafted since 2015 when defensive lineman Tyeler Davison was selected in the fifth round by the New Orleans Saints and safety Derron Smith and offensive lineman Cody Wichmann were selected in the sixth round by Cincinnati and the then-St. Louis Rams.

CBS Sports mock drafts have Johnson going in the sixth or seventh rounds.

Johnson, the Bulldogs’ all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards, improved his 40-yard dash time from the combine in Indianapolis (4.6 seconds) to Fresno State pro day (4.53).

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Former Fresno State wide receiver KeeSean Johnson catches a pass at Oakland Raiders local pro day on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Alameda, Calif. Tony Gonzales Oakland Raiders


Johnson said going to two pro days in the Bay Area was a way to get noticed – hopefully, he said, by Raiders coach Jon Gruden.

“We had a quick conversation because he had a lot of other guys to talk to,” Johnson said. “You meet a lot of the coaches there and that’s one thing good about it is you get to meet all the coaches and get their feel for you and they get a feel of the type of player you’re going to be and the person you are.”

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Anthony Galaviz writes about sports for The Fresno Bee. He covers the Oakland Raiders, high schools, boxing, MMA and junior colleges. He’s been with The Bee since 1997 and attended Fresno City College before graduating from Fresno State with a major in journalism and a minor in criminology.


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