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Grade
68.2 ?
  • 4.81 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 35.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 105.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.20 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.38 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 268LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Johnson is a three-year starter at defensive end for Virginia who enjoyed a very productive career. He played his first two years at outside linebacker before moving to end, although his current size doesn't necessarily suggest positional versatility at the next level. He has solidified himself as an end in a 4-3 scheme at the next level since he excels at many things that coaches utilizing 9-technique players desire at the position.

Analysis

Strengths

Johnson is a good athlete who moves well for an end his size. He has the foot quickness and explosive first step to keep offensive tackles off balance, and has the body control to work his moves and not be thrown off track by linemen. He is a classic 4-3 defensive end who excels at rushing the passer to the 9 gap, the most outside shade of the line. But he can sit, engage with the tackle shed that block when pursuing run plays. He is a face-up tackler who can fill his lane in run support and keep his gap integrity, despite the inclination to rush the passer every down. He uses his hands actively when rushing the passer and playing against the run, and he gives good effort in pursuit on the backside. He is strong enough to hold the edge for his linebackers to flow to their gaps.

Weaknesses

The scouting report on Johnson will recommend geting an extra hand or body on him at all times to completely neutralize him. At Virginia, he struggled against double teams. The problem usually stemmed from his effort, considering he displays the strength and technique to elude blocks when facing a single blocker. He will give up at times if he notices an extra blocker near him. He will need to learn how to bring it on every down in the NFL.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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