Matt Johnson Scouting Report
|School:||Eastern Washington Swoop|
|Height & Weight:||6'1 - 216 lbs.|
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Matt Johnson, SS, Eastern Washington
Johnson ran a 4.54 40 yard dash and bench pressed 225 pounds 18 times at his pro day. That is quite a performance for a defensive back. Johnson is quick to diagnose plays and reacts well instinctively. He plays physical to the whistle and wraps up cleanly. He's at his best playing downhill which likely limits him to the strong safety position.
When in man to man coverage, he lacks the footwork to keep up with precise route runners. His feet will get tangled and he'll fall back on his speed to make up for it. Johnson has the potential to improve his coverage skills and possibly move to free safety later in his career. For now though, he'll be competing with multiple safeties to earn a roster spot in 2012.
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