John Johnson NFL Draft Profile
John Johnson-S-Boston College
Size: 6’0 208lbs
- Solid footwork
- Ball skills
- Soft hands
- Special teams beast
Analysis: I’ll be honest, I didn’t know much about John Johnson before I put on his tape (Boston College games aren’t high on my list), but plain and simple, he is a football player. He has starting experience as cornerback and safety. Can play high safety or cover the slot. Plays with smooth hips and above average mirror and match footwork for the safety spot. At ease with directional changes in space. Adequate instincts in coverage. Will shade his coverage from high safety based on play development and quarterback’s glances. Winning ball skills with very good ball tracking and soft hands. Teams will covet him due to his special teams play, a true monster with 30 tackles over the last three seasons on cover teams alone.
- Angles of pursuit
- Needs to improve as a tackler
- Not the best ‘last line of defense’
Analysis: John Johnson may be one of the best cover safeties in this draft, but he tends to take passive routes to the ball when he’s the last line of defense. Leverages to the sideline while drifting backwards rather than closing downhill. Needs to improve physicality as a tackler. Feet deaden near point of impact. Needs to drive through his target and finish with his feet.
NFL Comparison: Glover Quin
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