By: Steve Johnson
Jaquan Johnson, S, Miami
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2015: 11 games. 26 tackles, 1 int, 1 FF
2016: 13 games. 38 tackles, 3 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 1 int (11 yards), 2 pass break ups, 1 FR
2017: 13 games. 96 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack, 4 int (57 yards), 1 TD, 4 pass break ups, 3 FF, 2 FR
Accolades: U.S. Army All-America Bowl, 2017 Second Team All-AAC, 2017 Second Team All-American
History: Four-star athlete out of Miami, he attended Miami Killian. He played Safety and Running Back in High School. The cousin of Houston Texan Lamar Miller.
Strengths: Good size and length. Great processor and reactor to plays in front of him. Excellent pursuit and closing speed. Uses hands well to disengage when in pursuit. Very active in the run game. Strong and physical. Leader. NFL bloodlines.
Weaknesses: Isn’t a true centerfielder. Recovery speed is questionable. Needs to a better job in zone coverages, particularly reading the QB. Would like to see him make more plays on the ball. Doesn’t have the lateral ability to cover WRs in man. Has some stiffness.
Overview: Strong, tough safety that makes his best plays in front of him. Johnson plays bigger than his size suggests, he is tremendous in the run game. What Johnson lacks is true deep safety skills.
Draft Projection: Top 50 Pick
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