Cam Johnson Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On February – 27 – 2012
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Ht. 6-4 Wt. 270


Pass Rush:  Cam Johnson has a solid first step but not elite.  He can get by blockers with his quickness.  He moves laterally well and has developed some pass rush moves in 2011.  Enough power to bull rush opponents and uses his hands well to fight off blockers.  He plays a little high and gets upright on contact.  He will need to work on staying low through contact in order to be an effective pass rusher in the NFL.


Against the run:  Johnson’s hands placement and ability to gain leverage on opponents in the run game is a major plus.  He is violent with his hands which makes it tough to get into his body.  He’s a slippery guy in the run game and has good awareness.  He plays a little high in run game as well and isn’t as explosive against the run as you would like.


Athleticism/Strength:  Cam Johnson doesn’t have elite edge speed but has enough to gain the edge in the NFL.  He moves well laterally and can chase plays down the line.  His strength isn’t overwhelming but enough to be effective.  He needs to play lower to get the most out of his lower body.


Bottom Line:  Cam Johnson will get looks as a 3-4 OLB and 4-3 DE.  DE appears to be his more natural fit.  He had some nagging injuries in 2011 that affected his productivity.  He is not a dominant pass rusher but has the abilities to be a 5-7 sack/season and is effective in the run game.


Draft Projection:  2


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