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2015 NFL DRAFT

Anthony Johnson, DT

School: LSU  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 308 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
134144
Career Notes
Played in 40 games with 16 starts at defensive tackle ... Started 13 games as a junior, in what was his final year with the Tigers ... Opted to forgo senior season and declared for the 2014 NFL Draft following the Outback Bowl in January ... Finished career with 77 tackles, 22.0 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks ... Earned second-team All-SEC honors in 2013 ... Clocked at 4.7 in the 40-yard dash ... Lost 40 pounds since his freshman season when he played at 330 pounds.
2013 Season
Played in 13 games with 13 starts at defensive tackle for the Tigers ... Earned second team All-SEC honors from both the AP and the SEC Coaches after recording 35 tackles, a team-best 9.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks ... Added three quarterback hurries and intercepted a pass (vs. Georgia) ... Tied career-high with five tackles to go along with one sack (-5 yards) and a tackle for a 3-yard loss in road win over Mississippi State ... Followed that with three tackles, including a sack for a 9-yard loss in win over Florida ... Other sack went for a 5-yards loss vs. Furman ... Had only interception of career vs. Georgia ... Closed out career with three tackles, including 2.0 for losses, in Outback Bowl win over Iowa ... Anchored an LSU defense that limited Iowa to just 11 first downs and 233 total yards (76 rushing, 157 passing) in Outback Bowl ... For year, LSU ranked No. 3 in the SEC in total defense and No.5 in the league in rushing defense.
2012 Season
Played in 13 games, starting three times ... Starts came in wins over Idaho, Auburn and Towson ... Combined for 13 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss (13 yards) and 1.5 sacks (9 yards) in those three games ... Finished third on the team with 10.0 tackles for loss ... Had a total of 30 tackles, 3.0 sacks and two quarterback hurries ... Added one pass breakup for an LSU defense that ranked among the best in the nation in several categories ... Had best game of season in win over Ole Miss with four tackles, including 2.0 totaling 13 yards in losses and a sack for an 11-yard loss ... Had three tackles, including a sack for a 6-yard loss, in win over Auburn ... Had half-sacks vs. Towson and Florida ... Had career-best five tackles in wins over Idaho and Towson ... Opened season with three tackles, including one for a loss vs. North Texas ... A week later vs. Washington, had three tackles and another tackle for loss in the 41-3 LSU victory.
2011 Season
Earned freshman All-America honors by CBSSports.com and Sporting News in his first season ... Played in all 14 games as a backup at defensive tackle ... Made his collegiate debut against Oregon and picked up a tackle, including a half tackle for a loss, on his first play ... Tallied two tackles, both for losses, including his first career sack at Mississippi State ... Credited with 0.5 tackles for a loss against Arkansas.
High School
The consensus No. 1 defensive tackle prospect by all major recruiting services in 2010 ... Rated as a five-star prospect by every recruiting service ... The highest rated defensive player in the state of Louisiana ... Selected to the prestigious Parade All-America team ... Awarded the 2010 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year ... Is the first lineman, and only third defender, in the 16 years of handing out the honor to win the state's Gatorade Player of the Year honor ... Named to the USA Today 2010 All-USA First-Team ... Broke the Louisiana career sack record with 67.5 sacks during his four years at O.P. Walker ... Awarded the Louisiana 4A Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010 ... Four- time all-district selection.Broke the Louisiana freshman sack record ... Recorded 129 tackles, 31 tackles for loss and 17.5 sacks as a senior in 2010 ... Rated the No. 2 overall player in the country by ESPN.com ... A member of ESPNU's Top 150 ... Rated the No. 4 overall player in the country by Scout.com ... A member of Scout.com Hot 100 and Rivals.com Top 100 for 2011 ... A participant in the 2011 Under Armour All-America game ... Listed as a member of the 2011 Under Armour All-American Team and a PrepStar Top 150 All American ... Listed in the Sporting News' Top 100 ... Named to the New Orleans Times Picayune's 2011 Blue-Chip List ... Ranked second on the Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register Super South East 120 ... Member of the PrepStar All Southeast Region ... Coached by Emmanuel Powell.
Personal
Parents are Nakisha Johnson and Sherman Patty ... Born Jan. 24, 1993 ... Nicknamed "The Freak" ... Sang in the O.P. Walker choir and also sang National Anthem before some of his high school football games ... Majoring in general studies ... Family was displaced after Hurricane Katrina, moving to Alabama for a period of time ... Returned to New Orleans and finished his high school career at O.P. Walker, where he became one of the most sought after high school players in the country.
 
Player News
05/07/2014 - Five players who should be on Oakland's draft radar...DT Anthony Johnson, LSU: The Raiders addressed the pass rush in free agency with LaMarr Woodley and Justin Tuck, but need to look at the interior of their defensive line in the draft. Pitt's Aaron Donald could be a surprise pick at fifth overall, but if they wait until later, Johnson might be a fit in the fourth or fifth round. He is an athletic big man with smooth movements and initial quicks, but while his defensive line teammates are upfield, he's often left at the line of scrimmage hand-fighting with a single blocker, too easily handled in one-on-one situations. Johnson could have used another season at the college level with a paltry r??sum??, but has experience lining up at the 0-, 1- and 3-technique spots and brings a consistent motor to the field. He flashes natural ability, but is still very raw and not yet the sum of his parts -- has some untapped potential and is a good value on the draft's third day for a patient coaching staff. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
 

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