Dorian Johnson NFL Draft Profile
Size: 6’5 315lbs
- Good leg drive
- High football IQ
- Solid footwork
- Solid base
Analysis: Dorian Johnson is a solid athlete when asked to play in space. He operates a powerful leg drive as a run blocker. Uses choppy, accelerated feet into contact and keeps chopping them through contact to secure the block. Operates with quality balance and limited waist-bending. Has the arm length of a tackle. Understands his job on each play. Has an accurate radar in seeking out second-level targets and connecting at a high percentage. Excels on short pulls with smooth lateral footwork and solid, squared contact. Keeps hands inside and will punch and re-set hands when necessary. Sets up with good base and anchor in pass pro.
- Needs to take better angles to second level
- Struggles to lock in blocks with hands
Analysis: Dorian Johnson’s biggest flaw that was evident on tape is his inability to ‘lock-in’ his hands on defenders, allowing them to escape from his initial block. He is a little inconsistent with smoothness coming out of his stance. At times he is too aggressive when he moves up to second level and will climb beyond his target. Needs to improve patience on his climb to create more consistency with his angles.
What the scouts say: “Hard-nosed and smart. I like everything about him — his length, his frame, his toughness, his durability, his consistency. Ten-year starter in the league.”
NFL Comparison: Laken Tomlinson
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