Tejay Johnson Scouting Report

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Tejay Johnson Scouting Report

Position: FS
Conference: Big12
School: TCU Horned Frogs
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #3
Height & Weight: 6'1 - 212 lbs.

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Tejay Johnson, FS, TCU

For the last three years TCU has led the nation in total defense. For the last three years Tejay Johnson has been the leader of that defense. The 6-1, 212 pound safety was one of just four true freshman to see action in 2007. As a backup free safety, Johnson earned some valuable experience. The Horned Frogs needed Johnson to develop quickly and step into a starting role in 2008. After missing the season opener with an injury, Johnson was slotted into the starting lineup and immediately emerged as a leader on the field. During his sophomore season Johnson tallied 47 tackles and a team high ten pass breakups.

Johnson took the next step in 2009 when he totaled 59 tackles, including an impressive 14 stops against BYU, and three interceptions. For his efforts Johnson was named to the All-Mountain West Conference Second-Team. Johnson continued to play very well during his senior season and had a career high 66 tackles. Johnson also picked off three passes and forced three fumbles.

Johnson is not your typical safety. He is certainly a big hitter, but he did not rack up tackles like many safeties do in college. Part of that is because Johnson is a great coverage safety and part of it is because the TCU defense is too good to allow the opposition to get into the secondary before they get tackled. Johnson is a superb leader on the field and has great instincts, but he will need to have some good pre-draft workouts to move out of the sixth to seventh round range.

Last Updated Jan-13-2011 by Joel Welser

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