Cody Johnson Scouting Report

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Cody Johnson Scouting Report

Position: FB
Conference: Big12
School: Texas Longhorns
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #31
Height & Weight: 5'11 - 250 lbs.

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Cody Johnson, FB, Texas

Part of the problem Texas has had during the 2010 campaign is the lack of a rusher. Cody Johnson has been one of the successful backs for the Longhorns over the last couple of years, but he tweaked his ankle during the first game of the season and has been slow to come back. While Johnson has only sat out one game in its entirety, at times it has been quite clear that he has not been at 100 percent. However, even being limited by the ankle injury, through ten games the bruising back is leading the Longhorns with 92 rushes for 361 yards and five touchdowns.

Two years earlier (back in 2008), Johnson had a superb freshman campaign. He ended up starting two games at the running back spot, but it was in short yardage and goal line situations where he excelled. At 5-11 and 250 pounds, Johnson would run over just about anybody who stood in his way and he totaled 12 rushing touchdowns as a freshman, tying Cedric Benson's school record. On the year, Johnson tallied 76 carries for 338 yards on top of his record tying touchdown total. In 2009 Johnson was at it again. As a reserve, he rushed for 335 yards on 87 carries and again reached the end zone a dozen times.

Johnson's lack of production in his junior season…or more like Texas' lack of production, has kept his stock down. In the NFL Johnson would be a fullback who can handle some short yardage and goal line carries. He has the size to do it, but he should be at Texas for another season before worrying about the NFL.

Last Updated Nov-18-2010 by Joel Welser

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