Scouting Report: Robert Johnson

Written by Rob Engle on April 20, 2010



Robert Johnson


Position: S School: Utah
Height: 6’2 1/8 Weight: 197 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 4.58

Overall Grade:

5.76

Draft Projection:

4th Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 3
Speed 8 5.5
Quickness/Agility 10 7.5
Strength/Explosion 10 2
Athletic Ability 8 5.5
Durability 8 7
Character 6 6
Production/Experience 6 5
Toughness 8 6
Potential 10 8.5


Defensive Back Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Ball Skills 10 9
Man Coverage 10 5.5
Zone Coverage 10 7.5
Tackling 6 4
Run Stopping 6 3.5
Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7
Physicality 6 5.5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

A very physical safety with tremendous ball skills. Good change of direction ability and range. Good instincts. Good hip swivel and can run well. Plays faster than he times. Very underrated and has a ton of potential. Very smart and graduated early.

Weaknesses

Takes bad angles. Very skinny and not very strong. He’ll need to add muscle to both upper body and lower body. Only an average run stopper and tackler.

Analysis

One of the most underrated players in the draft. Isn’t talked about because of the depth of this class. He’s smart, tough, fast, and instinctive so he’ll stick somewhere. Has a ton of potential and could be a late round gem.

Experience

Began starting during his sophomore year and has started ever since.

Awards and Honors

2009: 1st team All-MWC.
2008: n/a
2007: Honorable mention All-MWC.
2006: n/a


Academics

Sociology major at Utah who graduated in only three years.

Injuries

Missed one game with an a hamstring injury in 2008.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 66 33 33 0 1 6 1
2008 38 16 22 0 0 4 0
2007 44 26 18 0 2 3 0






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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Rob Engle.