Offensive Tackle, Ferris State
6-7 1/3, 338
40 Time: 5.16
Johnson received very few offers after starting just one high school game at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Ill. After attending college camps to improve his visibility to college coaches, Johnson wound up at Ferris State, where he redshirted in 2014.
He started six of 12 games at right tackle in 2015, earning
Division II freshman All-American honors, then started all 40 games over his final three seasons at left tackle. As a senior, Johnson helped his team to the Division II championship game and also earned consensus D-II All-American honors.
He earned All-GLIAC honors all four seasons and was named an All-American in 2018, going on to participate in the NFLPA All-Star game.
Johnson became the first Ferris State player in nearly three decades to earn an invitation to the Combine.
Johnson is downright huge (6-7, 338 pounds), and put up 26 bench-press reps of 225 pounds at the Combine despite having 34 3/4-inch arms. With great length, he has a powerful punch and strong hands to help him latch on. He also has the lower-body girth to anchor in protection and move D-linemen on double teams and base blocks, and he moves decently well for his size.
Not always dominant against much weaker competition, Johnson needs a ton of polish. His technique is rudimentary in most areas, and his feet often get messy. He can get caught lunging in both pass protection – getting beaten around the edge – and in run-blocking, where he fails to land squarely sometimes.
Johnson’s tools should get him drafted, but plenty of patience will be needed to develop him.
Projection: Sixth-Seventh Round
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