BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who also saw limited action with the first team as a true freshman. Senior totals included 50/4/2 after
50/2/4 as a junior. Posted a career-high 58 tackles during his sophomore campaign.
POSITIVES: Johnson is a hard-charging linebacker who flies around the field trying to make positive plays. He has limitations and lacks
the great upside, yet he could be used as a backup in a one-gap system, and he should be a solid special teams player.
NEGATIVES: Smothered at the point by opponents or handled by tight ends. Displays minimal skill in coverage. Solid production on the
college level, yet he has never really stood out.
ANALYSIS: Undersized yet physical defender who works hard until the whistle blows. Very active in pursuit, flows to the action with
speed, and plays heads-up football. Collapses from the outside defending the run, and nicely redirects for ball carriers.
Quickly changes direction, fluid moving in reverse, and covers a lot of area on the field. Aggressively takes on blockers
and plays bigger than his listed size.