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Oklahoma State WR Braydon Johnson Declares for 2023 NFL Draft

Dec 4, 2021; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of an Oklahoma State Cowboys helmet and logo as the Cowboys warm up before the game against the Baylor Bears during the Big 12 Conference championship game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are losing another player to the NFL Draft. Braydon Johnson is opting out of his last year of eligibility to enter his name into the 2023 NFL Draft. Johnson quickly became one of the primary threats for Oklahoma State’s receiver group, finishing the season with 32 catches for 566 yards and three scores.

Johnson was a major deep threat for the Cowboys and that resulted in Johnson’s remarkable 17.7 yards per catch, which ranked 28th in the country. Through his time in Stillwater, Johnson complied 77 catches for 1,298 yards and eight total touchdowns.


Johnson announced his decision via Twitter on Saturday with a caption that reads “Dream Chaser”.

With only one year of eligibility remaining, it is not a massive shock that Johnson declared, however, the Cowboys would have been fortunate to keep him around for another year in Stillwater.


Johnson addressed his faith, Oklahoma State University, his coaches, teammates, and his mother in a sentimental post thanking everyone for helping his development as an athlete and as a person. Johnson went on to say, “I also want to thank Oklahoma State for allowing me the opportunity to develop mentally and physically into the young man I am today. I will forever be grateful for that.”

Johnson is an explosive playmaker that many in the Big 12 know and fear. NFL teams looking for a gem may end up with Braylon Johnson wearing their colors.

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