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2015 NFL DRAFT

Duke Johnson, RB

School: Miami (Fla.)  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Miami, FL
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 206 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
5652

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Impressive acceleration. Alternately displays burst, agility and light feet to high-step through tackles and an effective stiff-arm. Shows the "greasy knees" to cut and accelerate in one fluid motion, eluding would-be tacklers.

Good hands out of the backfield, with the ability to get downfield on wheel routes or split out wide in some formations.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks ideal size for a three-down back in the NFL and likely will need to be part of a two-back system. Suffered a broken ankle in 2013. Returned to full strength in 2014, but was banged up or failed to finish multiple games and will require thorough medical checks.

COMPARES TO: LeSean McCoy, Eagles -- Yes, it's a lofty comparison that Johnson has much to do to earn, but he does display the jump-cuts and easy acceleration that are McCoy trademarks.

--Rob Rang (11/20/14)

Player Overview

Johnson is Miami's all-time leader in all-purpose yardage.
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11/03/2014 - Duke Johnson went over the 3,000-yard mark for his career and scored three times despite getting most of the second half off, Brad Kaaya threw three touchdown passes and Miami rolled past North Carolina 47-20 on Saturday. Johnson had a 90-yard touchdown run - tying the Miami record for longest rush from scrimmage - and finished with 177 yards on 19 carries for the Hurricanes (6-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). His 1-yard scoring run opened the scoring, and he turned a middle screen into a 37-yard TD catch in the third quarter. Kaaya completed 11 of 17 passes for 189 yards, and now has 20 touchdown passes in his freshman season. Clive Walford had two touchdown grabs, the first Miami tight end to do so since Greg Olsen in 2005.

Quarterback Marquise Williams had a pair of touchdown runs and Cayson Collins returned a fumble 39 yards for a score for North Carolina (4-5, 2-3). It was over by halftime, with Miami up 30-6 and leading 322-57 in total yards - dominating defensive numbers against a team that had topped the 35-point mark five times in its first eight games this season. The Hurricanes paid homage to their past, putting Russell Maryland and Jerome Brown in the team's Ring of Honor and honoring Jim Kelly as the headline attraction of their homecoming weekend. "Now we're on the right track to making sure we turn The U program around right here today by beating North Carolina," Kelly told the crowd at halftime. "This is the year we turn the whole thing around." - AP Sports

 

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