Biography: "Played in seven games as a senior, finishing with 56.6%/1947/14/9. All-Conference selection as a junior, putting up 59.6%/3579/20/8. Underwent shoulder surgery on his throwing arm in March 2010."
Positives: "Large, physically gifted quarterback coming off a terrible season. Patient in the pocket, buys time for receivers, and steps up to avoid the rush. Possesses a big arm, powers the ball through tight spots, puts air under deep throws, and leads receivers with the pass. Sells ball fakes, easily gets rid of the pass with a flick of his wrist, and very athletic. Possesses terrific stature in the pocket and can take off up the field and pick up yards as a runner."
Negatives: "Throws with poor footwork, often releasing the ball off his back foot. Inaccurate, sprays passes all over the field, and misses wide-open receivers. Throws with an inconsistent release point. Does not put touch on passes when necessary. Indecisive in the pocket and makes poor choices under the rush."
Analysis: "Johnson looked like one of the better passers in the nation after his junior year. Hampered by a shoulder injury throughout his senior season, his game took a major step backwards and now he's a bit of a risk after getting benched midway through the 2010 season. Johnson possesses all the physical skills to start at the next level but must improve his mechanics and decision making before he'll step under center in the NFL."
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