Johnson's talent should be illegal

Calvin Johnson is among the most dominating wide receivers in the game. He's so good, in fact, he should have his own set of rules, writes Kirk Herbstreit.

Updated: October 19, 2006, 11:25 AM ET
By Kirk Herbstreit | Special to
In Pee Wee football, if a player weighs too much, he is not allowed to play wide receiver because he'll just run over the rest of the kids.

Calvin Johnson
Kevin C. Cox/WireImage.comCalvin Johnson looks like a man among boys.
For the sake of Georgia Tech's opponents, they should institute Pee Wee rules in college football, so defenses don't have to battle wide receiver Calvin Johnson.

Johnson is one of the most imposing receivers I've ever seen; he and Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson are physically the best players in the nation. And with Peterson out for the season with a broken collarbone, Johnson's chances for challenging Heisman Trophy favorite Troy Smith just improved dramatically.

Kirk Herbstreit

College Football analyst
Kirk Herbstreit has been an ESPN college football studio analyst since August 1996. Herbstreit, who joined ESPN in September 1995 as a college football sideline analyst for ESPN2, is also a game analyst for ESPN's Thursday night college football telecasts.