Charles Johnson Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'3 - 275 lbs.|
2007 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Charles Johnson, DE, Georgia
Charles Johnson had a sensational junior year at Georgia, registering 19 tackles for a loss and 9.5 sacks. Johnson and teammate Quentin Moses made a dynamic combination at defensive end for Georgia. With his stock value rising, Johnson elected to forego his senior year and enter the 2007 draft. Johnson is shorter that you would hope for a defensive end, but does have the ideal size in terms of weight (275 lbs) for a pass rushing end in the NFL. He is very solid against the run and effective closing down the running lanes and forcing the ball carrier to the inside. Johnson brings an excellent burst from the edge to get around the offensive tackle and create havoc in the backfield. He also has exceptional strength to overpower most blockers and closing speed to get to the quarterback. Johnson uses his hands well and his low center of gravity to leverage position against opposing blockers. His inexperience, consistency and tendency to wear down late in the game are concerns to scouts. Many believe he excelled early in the season due to his teammate, Quentin Moses, drawing most of the attention from offensive blocking schemes. Some teams have discussed the possibility of moving him to outside linebacker, but that remains to be seen. Regardless of the concerns, Johnson has a ton of talent and ability to perform at the next level. Johnson made the right decision to declare for the draft and should be a mid-to-late first round pick.
Last Updated Mar-08-2007 by Dave Thompson
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