With 4.54 speed and the ability to catch passes in space, the 5-foot-9, 207-pound Johnson drew comparisons from NFL Media's LaDainian Tomlinson to Cincinnati's Giovani Bernard.
"I think I am unpredictable," Johnson said Friday, per ESPN Cleveland. "I'm a one-cut kind of guy, hit a hole and see it. I can make things happen, very versatile out of the backfield. I can line up at receiver and create mismatches out of the backfield."
"Let's see if they can catch the ball, run a slant, run a hitch, run a go, run a comeback," DeFilippo told the team's official website in March. "I want to see if those guys can do those things because that's going to be a big part of the offense that I want to incorporate here."
One NFC running backs coach told NFL.com that Johnson was the "best outside zone back in this draft and it's not close." He also caught 65 balls in college for 642 yards and four scores. His versatility adds a needed dimension to Cleveland's young backfield: