George Johnson Scouting Report

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George Johnson Scouting Report

Position: DE
Conference: AAC
School: Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #31
Height & Weight: 6'4 - 265 lbs.

2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

George Johnson, DE, Rutgers

By the end of George Johnson's freshman campaign he turned into a regular contributor at Rutgers. The 6-4, 260 pound defensive end only totaled 19 tackles that season, but he progressed very well throughout the season. The following season Johnson split the starting job and tallied 32 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and four sacks. By 2008 Johnson was garnering some national attention and did not disappoint, tallying 39 tackles and 10.0 tackles for loss. Through seven games in 2009, Johnson is putting up his best numbers yet. He already has 29 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. At 6-4 and 265 pounds, Johnson has great size for a defensive end. He may lack a little speed off the end, but he certainly makes up for it with his strength. With his size he could even beef up a little more and play defensive tackle, but he would be better off working on his speed and playing at the end spot. Johnson does have decent footwork, but he will need to improve that since he will not be able to push over NFL offensive linemen as effectively as he has done in the Big East. Johnson is pretty much off the radar right now, but he has had a good senior season and that might move him up the draft boards a little bit; he is still a mid-round selection at best. 2/21 Update: Johnson has failed to separate himself from the rest of the defensive ends who are projected to be drafted in the later rounds after an uninspiring performance against UCF in the St. Petersburg Bowl. He will not have the opportunity to prove himself at the NFL Combine either. That means Johnson is going to need to have some solid individual workouts to move up into the fifth or sixth round.

Last Updated Feb-21-2010 by Joel Welser

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