Players

Jeremiah Johnson  

Height: 5-9   Weight: 210   Age: 32

Born: 2/15/1987 Los Angeles , CA

College: Oregon

Experience: Season

CAR

14

YDS

77

AVG

5.5

TDS

0

Combine 2009

Combine
Stats:

  • Vertical Jump35.0 inches
  • Bench Press20.0 reps
  • Broad Jump115.0 inches
  • 40 Yard Dash4.71 Secs

Strengths

Positives: Good muscular development in upper and lower bodies. Deceptively fast once in the open. Runs with a low center of gravity, bouncing and spinning off tacklers to maintain his balance. Excellent vision and the quickness to cut in either direction to take advantage of that space. Runs through arm tackles and keeps legs churning to get extra yardage outside or a first down inside. Natural hands, adjusting to high and low throws on screens. Stays in front of blitzers and twisting linemen in pass protection. Experienced at returning kickoffs, although he did not handle that duty in 2008 -- possibly to keep him healthy. Negatives: Short and stout, but not as wide as other compact backs. Tends to dance or bounce outside, which won't work against the speed of NFL defenses, instead of bulling ahead for the needed yardage. Must prove he has the strength to be a short-yardage back. Gets tackled too easily when trying to sidestep defenders. Needs to adjust to a pro-style offense after playing his career in the spread, but Jonathan Stewart's early NFL success shows it's very possible.