BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors last season as a junior after producing 44/19/9.5. Sophomore totals were 23/8.5/4.
POSITIVES: Forceful defensive lineman who makes a lot of plays up the field. Plays with excellent pad level, displays quickness in his overall game and is rarely off his feet. Double-teamed by opponents, flashes power at the point of attack and pushes blockers off.
NEGATIVES: Lacks instincts and misdiagnoses the action. Marginal speed in pursuit or laterally to the flanks. Must develop more moves to get off blocks.
ANALYSIS: A productive lineman who has shown major improvement the past two seasons, Johnson is a nasty defender who gives a lot of effort on the field. Lacks great size, yet does enough things well that he could develop into a starter on the left side.