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2006 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences

Brandon Johnson - OLB

 Brandon Johnson Grade: 3.35
 Position: OLB
 Class: Sr
 School: Louisville
 Conference: Big East
 Ht., Wt.: 6-5, 228
 40 Time: 4.55
  Selected by: Arizona Cardinals
  Round 5, pick 9 (142 overall)

BIO: All-Conference selection as a senior after leading the Cardinals in tackles with 72/8.5/2. Also intercepted two passes and broke up five more. Three-year starter.

POSITIVES: Athletic linebacker prospect who projects to a number of spots. Scrapes well laterally, fluid changing direction and flashes on the scene. Displays skill in zone coverage and runs with backs or tight ends in pass defense. Fast to the flanks and stays with assignments.

NEGATIVES: Lacks instincts and hesitates reacting to the play. Overall game lacks a physical nature.

ANALYSIS: Offering growth potential and good timed speed, Johnson needs to improve his playing strength and work habits. Could develop into a starting linebacker if he puts forth the effort.

PROJECTION: Early Sixth Round

Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty

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