Scouting Report: Mike Johnson
Non-position specific categories
Offensive Lineman Specific Categories
Very versatile. Has started at every position on the offensive line except center. Plays with good leverage and is a powerful run blocker. Has a violent initial punch on the defensive lineman. Good footwork. Pulls well and gets out on screens effectively. Does a nice job at getting to the next level on blocks. Smart player that identifies the blitzer well. Plays with a mean streak, but could be more aggressive. Uses a nice, wide base while blocking. Good hand placement. Always looking around while pass blocking, looking for blitzers and stunts. Good motor. Could potentially play right tackle in the NFL.
Tends to get high in his blocks when he is winded. Could do a better job chipping the linemen when getting to the next level. Room for improvement with upper body strength. Loses leverage against strong defensive linemen. Can fall off blocks on longer developing plays. Doesn’t finish the block at times and not a pancake type blocker. More of a technician.
Johnson brings a tremendous amount of versatility to an NFL team as he can provide depth at multiple positions, freeing up roster spots. Overall solid offensive lineman that played against some of the toughest defenses in college football. No injury concerns and is a smart, hard working player with no off-field baggage. Should be able to start for an NFL team from day one based on experience and skill set. Could potentially play right tackle in the NFL but should make his home as a guard.
Three year starter for Alabama. Started 10 games at RT, 2 games at LT and 3 games at RG. Every other start was at LG.
Awards and Honors
2009: First team All-American from Associated Press, AFCA-Coaches, Walter Camp, CBS Sports, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com, College Football News. All-SEC first team.
2008: First-team All-America honors from Pro Football Weekly. Second-team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press, Sporting News, SEC coaches and Phil Steele.
Unknown major at Alabama.
Left 2009 Sugar Bowl game early with ankle injury but did not miss a single full game due to injury.
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