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Grade
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  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 16 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 246LBS. Weight

Overview

After a quiet start to his LSU career, Johnson finished it with a Senior Bowl invite. Coaches asked him to move from linebacker to fullback before spring 2006 practices after he played only one game as a sophomore. He took on the challenge even though he was a bit reluctant to get off the defensive side of the ball. Johnson didn't get a lot of carries (three touchdowns on 14 rushes as senior) or chances to catch the ball (two receptions for 33 yards). But frankly, he just likes to hit people whether lined up on offense, defense or special teams units. Had an arm span of 32 1/2 inches and a hand span of 10 3/8 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Compact, thick build with good arm length. Lines up in the I-formation and as an H-back. Lowers his shoulder, delivers a good pop and brings his hips against linebackers in the hole. Can be a missile when decisive on who he will hit. Willing special teamer with good straight-line speed for his size. Negatives: Only adequate height for the position. Lacks flexibility needed to adjust to linebackers and safeties at the second level. Likes to hit his target, but fails to use his hands to ride him out of the play or sustain the block. Hesitates to find a target at times when no one comes into his area. Very inconsistent hands out of the backfield; not a natural receiver. Lacks elusiveness in the open field, although his size makes him tough for defensive backs to bring down. Will hit, but usually not wrap, returners in the open field.
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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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