BIOGRAPHY: Started eight games last season posting 51/3.5/1. Charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor domestic battery on October 24 after a dispute with his girl friend. Totaled 72 tackles the prior year. Originally signed with Georgia out of high school.
POSITIVES: Explosive, one-gap linebacker who makes plays in every direction of the field. Reads the action, quick changing direction and display ability in pursuit. Plays with an aggressive style, makes the calls for the defense and gets teammates in proper position. Plays assignment football.
NEGATIVES: Not a secure tackler. Inefficient, wastes a lot of motion and over-pursues the action. Undersized and slowed up in the traffic. Struggles in coverage and not fluid pedaling in reverse.
ANALYSIS: Johnson is a speedy linebacker best defending the run. He has never been consistently productive and has off-the-field issues that must be looked into.