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Mock Draftable chart: http://mockdraftable.com/player/4976/


Games watched: vs FSU, vs Clemson, vs Syracuse


The Good:


Unlike Peters he actually backpedals (and does it extremely well).  


No wasted steps in his motion. 


Very smart player. Great play-recognition.

  ex. http://www.draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=255748&gif=DefenselessDearestIndiancow [sniffsout a screen and makes the TFL]

  ex. http://www.draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=253984&gif=ImportantSpeedyCaracal[same play different game]

  ex. http://www.draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=257138&gif=MarvelousFatalGrison[sameplay different game (badly formatted gif)]


Doesn't get lazy in his zones (looking at you Peters). 


Mirroring skills are incredible. He is a technician. Footwork is sensational. 


Hips are extremely fluid. Good turn and run ability. 


Does a fantastic job of tracking and locating the ball in the air. 

  ex. http://www.draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=255748&gif=FlippantAdeptBorderterrier

  ex. http://www.draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=253984&gif=CautiousDamagedEuropeanpolecat


Subtle pushes and physicality down the field. Does a good job of pushing the WR to the boundary. 


Not afraid to get physical and lay a big hit.

  ex. http://www.draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=255748&gif=ScalyPitifulGazelle


Great lateral agility and closing burst. 


Excellent ball-skills. Soft hands to make the pick.


Reads the QBs eyes and breaks on the ball.

  ex. http://www.draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=253984&gif=NeatThriftyHairstreak



The Bad: 


Slender frame, small hands, small arms. Probably not going to be shedding many blockers at the next level.


Average long-speed and acceleration. 


Grabby downfield.

  ex. http://www.draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=255748&gif=SkeletalAdoredAfricancivet


Doesn't press at the line. Played a strictly off-man scheme at Wake Forest. 




Johnson is, in my opinion, clearly the best cover-corner in this draft class. He doesn't have the upside of a player like Darby, or the natural ability of Peters, but he's a technician who can be a very high-quality player in the league. I really like as a player, but I doubt Grigson and Pagano would use a high draft pick on a player who doesn't fit their idea of what the ideal corner is in their defense (big, physical press-corners) even though I think he's fit just fine. 


Projected Round: 1st

NFL Comparison: Sam Shields

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