Cam Johnson, #56
6'4", 270 lbs., 21 years old
30 tackles, 11 TFL, 4 sacks (6 in '10, 2 in '09) 2 FF
- Very long and lanky, looks taller than he's listed. Good size for both 3-4 teams looking for an OLB or 4-3 teams in search of a 7-technique DE.
- Quick off the snap, overall good speed for the position.
- Very fluid athlete. Able to change directions at the drop of a dime, which benefits him in some of his pass rushes.
- Has a good mix of speed and power when rushing the passer.
- Smart player, can pick up on missed coverages and misdirections. Has experience in coverage.
- Production in his senior season wasn't there.
- Has shown a tendency to over-pursue on some run plays in the backfield.
- Still fairly new to the position.
- Turns 22 in May
- Started out at 220 lbs. in his first year at Virginia
- Was a safety and wide receiver in high school.
- All-conference in high school for basketball
Projection: 2nd to 3rd round - The more and more footage I watch of Cam Johnson, the more impressed I am. He may not have the stats, but I think he can be a case where his NFL production can exceed what he did in college. High potential here. He'll shoot up boards after the NFL Combine.