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OSU football: Braydon Johnson offers speed, versatility at receiver

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Asked who his team’s fastest player was, OSU coach Mike Gundy first tossed out the name of sophomore receiver Braydon Johnson before coming around to former Canadian track star Chuba Hubbard.

Ultimately, Gundy settled on Johnson as the favorite in a 40-yard race, and Hubbard in the 100.

Regardless, Johnson has the type of speed the Cowboys would like to get on the field more.

Last season, when the inside receiver position became thin, Johnson began working there, even though he had been an outside receiver since arriving at OSU. He only caught two passes, but established himself in the rotation.

Going forward, Johnson’s ability to play inside and outside could benefit him.

“I feel like (receivers coach Kasey Dunn) wants me to play both,” the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Johnson said. “He feels like it would be best for the team, so I can move inside or outside based on what fits the offense.

“Inside is a little bit more comfortable for me. It’s more about reaction, more on the move.”

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Oklahoma State fans cheer before a college football game between Oklahoma State (OSU) and South Alabama at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma State fans cheer before a college football game between Oklahoma State (OSU) and South Alabama at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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