BIO: Second-team all-conference selection as a senior after totaling 35/18.5/10. Started 11 games as a junior and produced 25/10/5. Academically ineligible as a true freshman and only spent three seasons on the football field.
POSITIVES: Explosive interior defender that makes a lot of plays in the offensive backfield. Quick off the snap, plays with forward lean and rarely off his feet. Fluid if asked to twist or stunt, hustles to the action and possesses a good burst of closing speed. Strong for his size, clogs the middle and gets push up the field against opponents.
NEGATIVES: Lacks bulk on the inside and handled or ridden from his angle of attack by big blockers. Does not redirect well and lacks the quick or fluid change of direction. Wears down over the course of a game.
ANALYSIS: Johnson picked up his game in many areas during the 2003 season and went on to have a great Combine performance. Offers the speed, explosion and leverage playing skills to be used in the three technique at the next level or could even be placed as an end in a two-gap system.