2017 NFL DRAFT

Devon Johnson, RB

School: Marshall  |  Conference: C-USA
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Richlands, VA
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 238 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
277227-FA

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
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Player Overview

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Offers an intriguing combination of size, power and acceleration. Shows good vision for setting up blocks and attacks holes, generating momentum with a strong plant-and-go. Lowers his shoulders as he sees contact coming, bulldozing his way through would-be tacklers by keeping his legs driving on contact.

Takes pride in his ability to block. Alert and physical, bringing his hips to punish rushers, rather than simply catching them. Former tight end with soft hands and enough body control to adjust to poorly thrown passes and keep his feet. Recruited as a tight end and also briefly switched to linebacker. He has shown the willingness to switch positions for the betterment of the team and is a proven commodity on special teams coverage, as well.

WEAKNESSES: Doesn't possess ideal lateral agility to make defenders miss and negates his own power when moving east to west. Has enough speed to generate big plays at the collegiate level but won't run away from NFL defenders.

Has struggled with nagging injuries throughout his high school and collegiate career, including to his shoulders and knees, which will require a thorough investigation by team doctors at the Scouting Combine.

IN OUR VIEW: Johnson's size and bull-in-a-china-shop running style could earn him Day Three consideration from teams looking for a complementary power back. A former tight end (and linebacker) with the grit to block and soft hands, he also could draw interest as a possible convert to fullback or H-back.

--Dane Brugler (12/21/15)

 
 
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