Photo of Randell Johnson
Drafted By: Bills
  • Round 7
  • Pick 6
  • Overall 221
5.09 ?

Draft Analysis:

"(At Florida Atlantic's pro day) Johnson showed good, quick feet and that he can move really well (in the on-field positional drills). Johnson operated okay as an outside linebacker in space." -- Gil Brandt

  • 6'3" Height
  • 34 1/8" Arm Length
  • 242LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands



Outstanding size and arm length. Highly athletic with explosive power in his body. Flashes pass-rush ability with good closing speed. Long-reach, wrap-tackler. Very solid pro day showing, registering a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump and clocking a 40 time as low as 4.60 seconds (with a 10-15 mile-per-hour wind at his back) and showed fluidity dropping into coverage.


Not a nuanced pass rusher. Does not show a plan or variety of rush moves. Lacks ideal functional-playing strength and take-on ability. Average instincts and anticipation. Late to trigger. Durability has been an issue throughout his career with nagging injuries.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Long-limbed, rangy strong-side linebacker with intriguing dimensions to be deployed as a 3-4 rush outside linebacker. Developmental project with some upside to be groomed.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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.