Packers 2013 NFL Draft – Seventh Round Pick: Charles Johnson, WR, Grand Valley St. All Green Bay Packers All the Time
Charles Johnson, WR, Grand Valley St.
Charles Johnson, WR, Grand Valley St.

With their seventh round pick (216th overall) in the 2013 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers select Charles Johnson, a WR from Grand Valley St.

Charles Johnson
Grand Valley St.
6’2″/215 lbs



Johnson does have a red flag, having bounced around between different schools. He initially went to Eastern Kentucky, where he was suspended. He then attended Antelope Valley Community College (Calif.) in 2008, took a season off in 2009, and was at Grand Valley State starting in 2010. On the basis of his strong pro-day workout, Johnson could be selected as high as the fifth round in the 2013 NFL Draft.

(from Grand Valley St. sports profile)

2011: Honorable Mention All-American…Don Hansen’s Super Region 3 third-team…First-Team All-GLIAC…GVSU Offensive Skill Player of the Year…Caught 56 passes for 1,030 yards and 15 TDs…1,030 yards ranks fifth all-time for a single-season at GVSU, while his 15 TD catches is fourth…His 93.6 yards per game receiving was third in the GLIAC and 17th nationally…Ranked 10th in the GLIAC in receptions per game (5.09)…Averaged 18.4 yards per catch…Caught a TD pass in 9-of-11 games…Broke the 100-yard receiving mark five times…Caught six passes for 161 yards and one TD at Hillsdale (9/10), including a long TD reception of 71 yards…Hauled in eight passes for 158 yards and two TDs at Northern Michigan (10/8)…Recorded six receptions for 144 yards and two TDs vs. Ferris State (10/22)…Pulled down five receptions for 103 yards and three TDs at Northwood (11/5).

2010: Redshirted.

Prior to GVSU: Spent one year at Eastern Kentucky University, where he appeared in 11 games and caught three passes for 63 yards…Caught 24 passes for 231 yards and three TDs in one season at Antelope Valley C.C.



40-yd.: 4.38s … short shuttle: 4.31s … 3-cone: 6.96s … vertical: 39.5″ … broad: 11’1″ … bench: 14 reps


No real scouting reports to be found. There is, however, an article comparing him to Miles Austin and Marques Colston. You can also check out another article concerning his Pro Day performance.


We figured the Packers would be addressing the wide receiver position at some point, with Jennings and Driver gone and James Jones in his contract’s final year. Johnson seems to have the physique and athleticism necessary to be a force on the outside. He visited with the Packers in the weeks leading up to the draft, so they’ve had him in their sights.



Chad Toporski, a Wisconsin native and current Pittsburgh resident, is a writer for You can follow Chad on twitter at @ChadToporski


6 thoughts on “Packers 2013 NFL Draft – Seventh Round Pick: Charles Johnson, WR, Grand Valley St.

  1. Looks like a tremendous athlete to develop at WR.

    Damn pick #223 right before Packers pick at #224 Pitts takes Nick Williams. They get my sleeper pick. At least he’s going to a 34 D where he can develop.

  2. Does anyone know what is wrong with Da’rick Rogers? I know he has the character concerns and transferring down but you’d think one team would have taken the risk.

  3. So he’s 4.38, 6’2″ and 206 lbs. The only reason someone with those kind of stats drops is attitude. We’ll see.

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