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Grade
66.7 ?
  • 4.68 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 37.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 124.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.34 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.37 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.06 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 32 7/8" Arm Length
  • 241LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Johnson has played both outside and inside during his four years at Nevada, finishing up at the Mike position in his final two years. He has been a productive tackler and is an obvious leader and inspiration on the defense. He is athletic and thick, and he brings power to the line of scrimmage when tackling. He has fourth-round talent and has the temperament to contribute on special teams early.

Analysis

Strengths

Johnson is thick, and it shows when he tackles. He is a form tackler and sure to bring runners down. He is strong and can shed blocks with ease, and he fills the gap quickly in Nevada's defense. He is instinctive and highly active on the field, and is smooth in his pass set. He reacts well to both run and pass and should develop into a starter.

Weaknesses

Johnson can struggle making plays on the ball, as he is always around the play but has a tough time making the play on it in passing downs. He can cover in man but is better in zone and could get outrun by tight ends in the NFL. He is not very fast and is better served playing inside the box.
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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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