2017 NFL Draft

Trumaine Johnson, CB

School: Montana  |  Conference: BSKY
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Stockton, CA
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 204 lbs.
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04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Rams' picks: Round 3/65 - Trumaine Johnson, CB, 6-2, 204, Montana...Recorded 15 career interceptions, and is viewed as a potential starter by the Rams. Johnson has excellent size with long arms and fits coach Jeff Fisher's desire for physical players. - The Sports Xchange

04/27/2012 - CB Trumaine Johnson, Montana -- A huge, feisty corner might be a candidate down the line for a shift to safety. The Rams have added three cornerbacks, including free agent Cortland Finnegan from the Titans and second-round pick Janoris Jenkins. They should be well-equipped to handle the overstocked WR corps in San Francisco and Arizona.

04/26/2012 - ROB RANG'S TOP 50 PLAYERS OF THE 2012 NFL DRAFT: 49. Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana: Draft enthusiasts know that North Alabama cornerback Janoris Jenkins has first round talent and may only slip out of the draft's initial frame due to off-field concerns. Montana's Johnson finds himself in a similar predicament. The 6-2, 204 pounder may lack elite speed (4.61) but he possesses enough of it, as well as the physicality and ball skills to prove a star in a press cover scheme. Johnson may not wind up hearing his name called in the top 50 on draft day, but if he can stay out of the trouble in the NFL, I believe he could quickly develop into a standout. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

04/23/2012 - "Scout the player, not the school," isn't just a motto Jaguars general manager Gene Smith trots out publicly. It's also what he tells his scouts, and part of the reason the Jaguars have become known for drafting small-school players. In the Jaguars' infamously delinquent 2008 draft, the last one for which former GM Shack Harris was in charge, every Jaguars selection came from a major conference school. Since then, Smith has taken 14 players from schools outside the Bowl Championship Series automatic qualifier conferences out of 20 players the Jaguars drafted overall in the past three years. In Smith's first draft, he took four players from schools in the major conferences, but in the past two drafts only the first-round picks - Tyson Alualu and Blaine Gabbert - have come from major-conference schools. "I think that's the one thing that we've done here," Smith said. "We do a lot of work on these players and so we trust our grades. Sometimes small college players are like an offensive guard and maybe a safety and they don't get over drafted." Because they face fewer future NFL players in college, small-school players are the most difficult to project into the NFL. - Tania Ganguli, The Florida Times-Union

04/05/2012 - The people who suggest that a team likes guys from certain colleges probably read too much into coincidental preferences. That said, no one should overlook the visit that Montana cornerback Trumaine Johnson made to Atlanta recently. The Falcons have had some success with Montana players in recent years but, far more important, like Johnson and his size. - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange

03/27/2012 - Montana cornerback Trumaine Johnson was a rare four-year starter (45 starts) and with his lanky and lithe frame, he had a school-record 36 pass deflections and 15 interceptions. The Falcons, who are probing to improve their pass defense, have heavily scouted the Montana program under general manager Thomas Dimitroff. The Falcons drafted defensive end Kroy Biermann in the fifth round of the 2008 draft and added safety Shann Schillinger in the sixth round of the 2010 draft from Montana. Johnson (6-2, 204), because of his intriguing skill set and ability to play multiple positions, could be the third Montana player to join the Falcons since 2008. "I'll go anywhere," Johnson said. "I played in Montana. ... I'll play anywhere." - The Sports Xchange

03/24/2012 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT TOP DEFENSIVE BACKS: Trumaine Johnson, Montana, 6-2, 204...After an outstanding, multisport high school career, Johnson was recruited to play wide receiver at Montana, but was moved to cornerback the second day of practice. He seems smooth and instinctive on defense, especially when going for the ball. His size and overall athleticism are impressive, but scouts question whether he has the quickness to compete with NFL receivers. And that is still a question after had unofficial 40 times of between 4.50 and 4.61 seconds -- but he confirmed his excellent leaping ability with a 35.5-inch vertical jump. Johnson had some off-field concerns, including missing games for eligibility problems and an arrest last October when police were called to a late-night party and tased Johnson before taking him into custody. In high school, Johnson played quarterback his senior year, throwing for more than 1,800 yards, running for more than 500 yards and scoring 22 touchdowns. But Johnson was selected to the school's Hall of Fame as a defensive back. He was also the team MVP and all-conference pick in basketball as a senior. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

12/30/2011 - 2011 AFCA FCS ALL-AMERICA TEAM: DB Trumaine Johnson, Sr., Montana, has been selected to the 2011 AFCA Football Championship Subdivision Coaches' All-America Team announced by the American Football Coaches Association. The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the men who know the players the best - the coaches themselves. Johnson is a senior from Stockton, Calif., who is on the team for the second consecutive year. He has 44 tackles, one sack, one interception and 11 pass break-ups and a dozen pass deflections this season. He also forced a fumble. - Montana football

12/30/2011 - 2011 AP FCS ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM: Defensive back - Trumaine Johnson, senior, 6-3, 210, Montana, has been selected First Team All-American for the 2011 college football season by The Associated Press. Johnson, considered a bona fide NFL prospect, has a league-high 14 passes defended with two interceptions. - Montana football

10/24/2011 - Two University of Montana football players have denied charges filed after Missoula police used a stun gun to subdue them at a weekend party. Cornerback Trumaine Johnson and quarterback Gerald Kemp were arrested after police were called about a noisy party at Johnson's apartment early Sunday morning, hours after the team returned from a game in Flagstaff, Ariz. Court records say Kemp hit an officer in the chest. Kemp was shot with the stun gun, followed by Johnson when he tried to intervene. The players pleaded not guilty in Missoula Municipal Court on Monday to charges of obstructing a peace officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Trial is set for Feb. 7. Defense attorney Darla Keck says there are many witnesses to what happened. School officials have said they will let the case work through the courts. - AP Sports

10/23/2011 - Missoula City Police tased and arrested senior cornerback Trumaine Johnson and junior quarterback Gerald Kemp early Sunday Morning. Sgt. Colin Rose says police responded to the 1100 block of Russell around 2:40 am, for a loud party complaint, they asked attendees to quiet down, but the people were un-compliant. Rose says one of the players struck an officer in the chest, both players started grabbing the officers. When officers tried to arrest the Johnson and Kemp, they resisted and were tased. Both Johnson and Kemp faces charges of obstructing a peace officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Both boded out of jail, and will appear in municipal court Monday. - NBC Montana

09/18/2011 - Jordan Johnson rushed for 102 yards and added a touchdown pass Saturday as Montana defeated Eastern Washington 17-14. Montana (2-1, 1-0 Big Sky), which never trailed in the game, snuffed out a last gasp by the Eagles (0-3, 0-1) when John Kanongata'a intercepted a pass with under 40 seconds to play. The Grizzlies ran for 316 yards, but passed for only 34. Dan Moore had a 1-yard touchdown run and Brody McKnight added a 35-yard field goal as Montana took a 10-0 lead. After Eastern Washington pulled within 10-6 on a pair of field goals by Mike Garrett, Johnson threw a 1-yard TD pass to Gerald Kemp in the third quarter for what proved to be the game-winner. The defending FCS national champion Eagles outgained Montana 376 to 350. Bo Levi Mitchell was 26 for 49 passing for 237 yards, two interceptions and a 4-yard TD pass to Nick Edwards in the fourth quarter. - AP Sports

08/14/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON ALL-BIG SKY CONFERENCE TEAM: CB Trumaine Johnson, Sr., Montana, has been selected Preseason All-Big Sky Conference for the 2011 college football season as voted on by a select group of Big Sky media and sports information directors. - Montana football

07/19/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON BUCK BUCHANAN AWARD WATCH LIST: Trumaine Johnson (CB), Montana, has been named one of 20 defensive players selected to the 2011 Buck Buchanan Award Preseason Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Buchanan Award is presented to the FCS' outstanding defensive player at the national awards banquet Thursday night, Jan. 5 in Frisco, Texas. This past season, Johnson, a junior cornerback back from Stockton, Calif., started all 11 games for 7-4 Montana. He was the team's ninth leading tackler with 44 stops, was second at UM with 4 interceptions for 88 yards and 2 touchdowns, and also had a team-high 7 pass deflections. He also averaged 22.2 yards on eight kickoff returns. He was a first team All-Big Sky Conference pick. - Montana football


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