Rishaw Johnson Scouting Report

"2012 NFL Draft prospect, Rishaw Johnson"Rishaw Johnson

California (PA)

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

Author: Brad

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