October 21, 2018 08:36 PM
Vikings' Jaleel Johnson: Starting Week 7
Johnson will start at defensive tackle Sunday against the Jets.
Johnson is drawing the start with Linval Joseph (knee) inactive for the contest. Johnson has seen fewer than 20 defensive snaps in five straight games. He's likely in line for a large increase in playing time while he's in the starting lineup. Look for him to return to his backup role whenever Joseph returns.
April 30, 2017 05:02 AM
Vikings' Jaleel Johnson: Lands in Minnesota
The Vikings selected Johnson in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 109th overall.
Johnson adds another big body inside for the Vikings front, checking in at 6-foot-3, 316 pounds. His subpar combine, including a mere 19 reps on the bench that ranked in just the fifth percentile among defensive linemen, made him a Day 3 pick. That said, he has impressive tape and was able to rush the passer from the interior with 7.5 sacks as a senior. Johnson figures to add depth at the right defensive tackle spot behind Sharrif Floyd, whose future is a bit cloudy due to nerve damage in his knee.