BIOGRAPHY: Full-time starter the past two seasons. All-Conference selection as a senior after totaling 44/5/13. Junior numbers included
POSITIVES: Johnson is a nice-sized defensive back best facing the action in a zone system or backed off the line of scrimmage in coverage.
The ability to play effectively at safety only adds to his attractiveness. Johnson is the best small-school defensive back
in this year's draft, and he offers a large degree of upside potential.
NEGATIVES: Hesitates to receivers moves when they cleanly release off the line of scrimmage. Struggles making plays with his back to
ANALYSIS: Athletic cornerback with a physical nature to his game. Engages opponents at the line, jamming them and slowing their release
off the snap of the ball. Fluid turning his hips to transition downfield, and fights hard throughout the route. Strong, beats
down opponents to defend the pass or defeats blocks up the field, and defends running plays or screen passes. Spent time at
safety last season and displayed good sideline to sideline range as well as a burst to the action. Shows a sense of timing,
anticipates pass defenses, and fluid in all his motions. Easily gets vertical to defend the throw and displays good hands
for the interception.