BIOGRAPHY: Junior college transfer named All-Conference his two years at Arizona. Posted 47/1/4 as a senior after 60/4/4 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Tough, run-defending safety who works best facing the action. Instinctive, shows a head for the ball and takes good angles to the play. Possesses a quick burst of speed and likes to mix it up. Works well with cornerbacks in coverage. Terrific special-teamer.
NEGATIVES: Bites on receivers. moves, struggles in man-coverage and lacks overall ball skills. Better moving forwards than side-to-side.
ANALYSIS: A productive defender with terrific size/speed numbers, Johnson has shown consistent play the past two years. Has limitations in coverage yet could be effective as a conventional strong safety or in a two-deep system.