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Grade
5.34 ?
  • 4.60 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 16 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 118.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 209LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

2013: First-team All-AAC pick. Had 1,139 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns (tied for third in school history). Rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns against Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl. 2012: Second on team with 507 rushing yards. 2011: Sat out due to transfer rules; transferred to UCF from Miami (Fla.). 2010: Appeared in 10 games for Miami.

Analysis

Strengths

Excellent size and strength to run between the tackles. Has quick feet, gets out of the blocks well and shows some giddyup for a bigger back. Nice leg drive and forward lean. Surprisingly slippery. Good open-field ability -- displays nice peripheral vision and elusiveness to run to daylight. Creates after the catch -- can turn a screen or dump-off into a long gain. Scheme-versatile.

Weaknesses

Has tight hips and struggles to string moves together. Lacks elite top-end speed -- cannot gain the edge or pull away from the pack. Gears down and chops his steps to cut. Too often tripped up by ankle tackles. Pass protection needs work. Shaky ball security -- eight fumbles in 366 carries 2012-13 (always totes in right hand). Only one year as a feature back.

Bottom Line

A Miami transfer, Johnson is a big, nifty-footed runner with enough run strength and burst to be productive in a downhill power scheme or as a one-cut zone runner. However, he will have to take better care of the football and make strides in pass protection to earn carries.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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