BIO: Led the team in tackles with 102/5.5/1.5 as a senior after junior numbers of 90/5.5/1.
POSITIVES: Competitive linebacker that plays a smart brand of football. Quick to key the action, disciplined and effective defending the run or covering the pass. Breaks down well, gets depth on pass drops and displays a head for the ball. Takes good angles to the action, fast to the flanks and has a nice break on the pass. Slides off blocks then squares into the ball carrier, wrapping up at the point of attack.
NEGATIVES: Not smooth or fluid, lacks the quick change of direction and overall suddenness. Slow shedding blocks once engaged at the point.
ANALYSIS: Alert and competitive on the field, Johnson could fill several duties in the NFL. Did not have the stand out senior season but could be a bargain late in the draft.