Biography: Started 12 games as a senior, posting 81 tackles/1 tackles for loss/6 sacks and four interceptions. Totaled 44 tackles as a junior. Spent his first two years at fullback.
Positives: Tough run-defending linebacker who is best in the box. Keeps the action in front of him, plays with an aggressive attitude and remains disciplined with assignments. Breaks down well, stays on his feet and displays a good head for the ball. Gets depth on pass drops and shows awareness in zone coverage.
Negatives: Struggles handling blocks. Lacks pursuit speed. Does not cover a lot of area on the field.
Analysis: Johnson displayed consistent improvement since moving to linebacker two years ago and could be an effective backup on the inside of a 3-4 alignment.
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