Prospect

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Ronald Johnson (WR)
  • Height:
    5'11"
  • Weight:
    199 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    30 3/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 in.
  • College:
    USC
  • Conference:
    Pac-12
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Selected by: San Francisco 49ers
Round: 6
Pick (Overall): 17 (182)

Pick Analysis: Johnson slipped a little bit in this draft, because of his size, to the 49ers, who just might be able to take advantage of his big-play ability.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.46 sec
  • Bench Press16.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump- -
  • Broad Jump- -
  • 3 Cone Drill- -
  • 20 Yard Shuttle- -
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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Overview

Johnson is a slightly undersized receiver whose game needs some work, but he has the potential to a big play threat at the next level. He is quick off the line and has the long speed to be a home run threat out of the slot. He needs time to develop since he is a raw route runner that struggles to maintain control out of his breaks, but he should be able to contribute immediately as a return man. Johnson has some durability concerns, but he has game-breaker potential and will likely be a Day 2 pick.


Strengths

Johnson runs very well. Explodes off the line and has a second gear to stretch the field. Possesses natural hands and flashes the ability to make a highlight reel grabs. Has a bit of a wiggle to make people miss in the open field after the catch or on returns. Extremely hard working and very coachable.

Weaknesses

Stumbles at times out of his breaks and lacks the fluidity to transition quickly and gain separation. Struggles to beat the press off the line and is not a polished route runner. Makes too many body catches. Lacks the strength to consistently break arms tackles. Has missed time due to injury.

Grade

3.8

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Ronald Johnson

    Published: March 8, 2011 at 04:59 p.m.

    Watch USC WR Ronald Johnson work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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