James-Michael Johnson Scouting Report

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James-Michael Johnson Scouting Report

Position: ILB
Conference: MountainWest
School: Nevada Wolf Pack
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #52
Height & Weight: 6'1 - 241 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Fourth Round
Drafted 4.25 in 2012 by CLE

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.68
Bench press23
Vertical jump36.0
Broad jump9'5
Three-cone drill12.06
20-yard shuttle4.37
60-yard shuttle7.34

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

James-Michael Johnson, ILB, Nevada

James-Michael Johnson is an undersized inside linebacker with a stocky, well-built frame. Has a great knack for generating positive contact. He takes guys on and explodes into them trying to outwork them. As a tackler, he's not perfect in his technique, but he looks to bring the thump. Opens up his arms, wraps and brings them down. Johnson has average arm length, yet he does well to initiate contact with his hands and does okay to place them.

Like a running back, he makes himself skinny when blitzing through creases in the line. He's not the type to take a blocker one on one if he doesn't need to and he's looking to penetrate the play with a decent short area burst.

Still needs work in coverage. He has some extra motion in his feet and can get caught taking a step and give up separation. Average ball skills. Irregular pad level causes poor change of direction quickness; although he is quick and instinctive, so after being coached up, coverage could become "plus."

Johnson has good pursuit angles and has active hands to pry for the ball. Consistently gets a jump on ball carrier.

Last Updated Feb-29-2012 by Matt De Lima

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