12/11/2013 - 2013 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OL - Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt...Johnson also achieved a remarkable career of his own as a four-year starter. No player in Vanderbilt history has started and played more games than Johnson. The Nashville product started his 50th consecutive game in the season finale vs. Wake Forest. Johnson is considered one of the conference's most athletic and versatile offensive linemen.
He has played virtually every important snap for the Commodores since the 2010 opener, and has started at four different line positions: left tackle, right tackle left guard and center. This year, Johnson has started every game at left tackle, protecting the blindside of Vanderbilt quarterbacks against one of the NCAA's top defensive ends. During his career, he has been flagged for just two holding penalties and has allowed just 7.5 quarterback sacks in 1,281 pass plays, averaging one sack per 171 plays. - Vanderbilt football
12/10/2013 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM: OL - Wesley Johnson (Tie), Vanderbilt, 6-5, 295, Sr,...Johnson, a redshirt senior from Nashville, finished his career with more consecutive starts (50) than any active player in the SEC. The 6-5, 295 pound lineman has been an anchor for the Vandy offensive line. Over the past four seasons, Johnson has been on the field for all, but two, of Vanderbilt's offensive touchdowns.
The redshirt senior has also shown his versatility, with starts at four different offensive line positions. Over the past two years, Johnson has allowed only two quarterback sacks as a left tackle. - Vanderbilt football
10/28/2013 - 2014 NFL DRAFT: WEEK 9 STOCK REPORT, NFL PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES: OT Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt...A prospect entering his fourth year as a starter in the SEC, Johnson was around for Vanderbilt's two win season in 2010, but has been a big part of the revamped Commodores the past few seasons. His 46th career start came in College Station on Saturday and he put together another solid performance. Generously listed at 6-5 and 295 pounds, Johnson's bulk, strength and overall length aren't strengths, but he has easy movement skills and does an excellent job getting to the second level with above average lower body control to mirror in space.
He is smart with astute awareness to pick up defenders and is a clinic for combination blocks. Johnson does need to flash more nastiness at the point of attack to control rushers in the run game, but he excels with body positioning and has a brilliant understanding of angles and utilizes his entire frame to shield defenders from the protection zone. While his lack of elite size/length might limit his NFL potential, Johnson is a name to watch in the middle rounds. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
10/21/2013 - WEEK 8 SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Wesley Johnson, OT, Vanderbilt...Johnson contributed 12 knockdown blocks in Vanderbilt's 31-27 upset of No. 15 Georgia...Four of Johnson's blocks also led directly to Commodore touchdowns or first downs in the victory...Using a balanced offensive attack, the Commodores produced their highest point total against Georgia in 19 years...Johnson ranks among the SEC leaders with 45 consecutive career starts...One of his best blocks was huge on the team's game-winning score - a 13-yard TD by RB Jerron Seymour. - SEC football
09/01/2013 - TOP VANDERBILT PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 3. OT Wesley Johnson (6-5, 290, 5.12)...The best offensive lineman at Vanderbilt since the Chicago Bears selected offensive tackle Chris Williams in the first round of the 2008 draft, Johnson has started 38 consecutive games for the Commodores, lining up at left tackle, left guard and center. He'll get his chance to significantly boost his stock in 2013 by lining up at the premium blindside position.
Regardless of which position he lined up, Johnson has good initial quickness and flexibility, as well as surprising upper body strength to contain his opponent. His ability to slide in pass protection and run block effectively at the second level is sure to intrigue zone-blocking teams. Johnson has never been called for holding at Vanderbilt.
Johnson's quickness, balance, versatility and durability is impressive but scouts may have concerns about his frame. Johnson has relatively narrow shoulders and hips and doesn't look like he'll be able to add much more than another 10-15 pounds perhaps to his frame. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/29/2013 - LT Wes Johnson, who has played just about everywhere on the line, is looking forward to staying in one place for a change. The senior, a Nashville native, has started every game of his VU career and hasn't been called for a holding penalty yet. He was named to the coaches' preseason third-team All-SEC squad. - The Sports Xchange
08/26/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): OL - Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt,...Johnson, from Nashville's Montgomery Bell Academy, has started 38 consecutive games as a three-year offensive lineman.
Johnson is regarded among the league's top left tackles, but also has earned starts at center, guard and right tackle. As a junior, Johnson did not allow a single quarterback sack playing center, guard and tackle. Remarkably, Johnson has not been called for a single holding penalty in his Vanderbilt career. - Vanderbilt football
07/25/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC THIRD TEAM (MEDIA): OL - Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt (18)...Johnson--considered one of the nation's most versatile linemen--has been named to watch lists for the Lombardi Award and the Outland Trophy. The senior has made 38 consecutive starts, tied for the most by any offensive lineman in the country. - Vanderbilt football
07/17/2013 - 2013 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST: Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt, OT...Johnson, from Nashville, is one of the SEC's most versatile lineman, with starts at both tackle positions, guard and center. Johnson, who started all 13 games in 2012 and 38 in his career, blends outstanding agility and blocking techniques with toughness and superb football knowledge. He has never been called for a holding penalty, and he did not allow a sack in 2013.
Johnson earned All-SEC honorable mention from the Associated Press in 2012 and helped pave the way for a rushing attack that averaged 166 yards per game and a passing attack that averaged 214 yards per contest. He earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors for his performance in a shutout win at Kentucky, his third career weekly award from the conference and the most ever by Vanderbilt offensive lineman. Johnson is one of 16 players from the SEC selected to the list, the most from any conference. - Vanderbilt football
07/17/2013 - 2013 LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: T Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt...Johnson, a product of Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, ranks among the nation's most versatile linemen. As a three-year starter, Johnson has been in the starting unit as left and right tackle, guard and center. Johnson has 38 consecutive career starts, tying for the most by any offensive lineman in the country. He is on paced to set a new team record for career starts.
Johnson blends outstanding agility and blocking techniques with toughness and superb football knowledge. As a Commodore, Johnson has never been called for a holding penalty, and he did not allow a sack in 2013. He has also played virtually every significant offensive snap for the last three years, and has been on the field for every Vanderbilt touchdown during the three-year span.
Johnson earned All-SEC honorable mention from the Associated Press in 2012 and helped pave the way for a rushing attack that averaged 166 yards per game and a passing attack that averaged 214 yards per contest. He earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors for his performance in a shutout win at Kentucky, his third career weekly award from the conference and the most ever by Vanderbilt offensive lineman. - Vanderbilt football