Here's another RB that could be available between rounds 4 and 6 and has developed into a fairly nice back. He split carries with Knile Davis at Arkansas but as the season went on, he drew more and more of the carries, averaging over 5 yards per carry for the season. While scouts rave about the potential of Davis, Johnson is the one who has delivered this season and in general. He's a solid physical runner that doesn't shy away from contact and uses the same vision, quickness and agility that makes him a very good kick returner, to make defenders miss.
Solidly built, goes about 5'9" and 215, wide base and very sturdy
Very decisive, does not do ballet or the tango, goes straight north-south and hits the hole fast when he sees it.
Difficult to take down, he keeps his legs moving, bounces off of contact, drives forward to get another few yards.
Especially tremendous inside runner, finds the hole, explodes and has the balance, vision and agility to make defenders miss at the second level.
Solid blocker, maintains his balance and leverage, a three down back.
Very good receiver out of the backfield, has soft hands and an ability to separate from coverage
Very versatile, not only was he a RB at Arkansas, he was also a very good kick returner as well.
Injury issues have plagued him at times, there were also questions about his ability to play with minor injuries early on in his college career.
Lacks top end speed, more quick than fast. Would expect his 40 time to be anywhere from 4.55 to 4.65
Struggles to get to the outside on runs at times.
Needs to improve concentration as a receiver, is a natural playmaker but lacks consistency at times.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Dec 28, 2012 at 9:14 AM ]