Ht. 6-4 Wt. 308
Pass Blocking: Rishaw Johnson has some natural strength with a strong punch and heavy, sticky hands through contact. He’s a definite work in progress in pass protection. He isn’t a natural sitting in his stance and pops upright on contact. His feet go dead too often on contact and has a tendency to end up in the QB’s lap. He’s a got a strong lower body but it doesn’t show on film. Needs a ton of work from the technique standpoint in pass protection.
Run Blocking: Johnson is clearly more comfortable in the run game. He is strong and is an above-average move player. He wins off the snap with a good first step and can overpower defenders. He will have to work on his pad level in the NFL as he loses leverage battles. He has a tendency to drop his head and whiff on blocks.
Bottom Line: Rishaw Johnson is a work in progress with some upside. He was dismissed from Ole Miss for violating team rules and isn’t noted to be the hardest of workers. He has a lot to prove but could be worth the risk.
Draft Projection: 4-5