Biography: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a junior. Senior totals included 100/6.5/1 after 93/13/2.5 the prior year.
Positives: Tough, two-down defending linebacker that remains disciplined with assignments. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself, slides off blocks, and works to make the play. Shows a good head for the ball in run defense, takes good angles to the action, and explosive at the point. Forceful up the field and a strong tackler who brings opponents down on initial contact.
Negatives: Displays minimal quickness and speed to his game. Struggles redirecting to ball-carriers. Does not get depth on drops and marginally effective in coverage.
Analysis: Johnson is a well-built, stout run defender best in the box or up the field. He offers possibilities as a backup in a 3-4 alignment.
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