Jaylon Johnson - Utah

Height/Weight - 6'0/193

Age/Birthday - 21 Years Old, (April 19, 1999)

Combine Results - 40-4.50, Vert-36.5", Broad-124.0"

Class - Junior

Conference - Pac 12 South

NFL Draft Projection - Round 2-3

College Stats -

2019 - 34 (Solos)/2 (Assists)/1.0 (TFL)/0.0 (Sacks)/2(INT)/11(PD)

2018 - 31 (Solos)/10 (Assists)/2.0 (TFL)/1.0 (Sacks)/4(INT)/4(PD)

2017 - 23 (Solos)/2 (Assists)/0.0 (TFL)/0.0 (Sacks)/1(INT)/6(PD)

NFL Player ComparisonQuandre Diggs, Mike Edwards

Current ADP -  (Rookie Drafts),  (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Long, athletic build with a frame needed to handle bigger, physical receivers 

  • Embraces the physical components of the position when in coverage 

  • Highly aggressive in press coverage to jam receivers with good hand technique

  • Willing to crowd routes during the release and disrupt receivers timing

  • Can suffocate releases & make them a non-option for the quarterback

  • Won’t get bullied at the top of routes, illustrates very good patience in his pedal

  • Fairly clean with his footwork in terms of not frequently committing false steps

  • High level flashes of exceptional ball skills, always raking at the football 

  • Long strides help him recover, remains in phase when he pins vertical routes to sideline

  • He is an option to match up with bigger-bodied receivers in press coverage

  • Has the size, length, physicality & ball skills needed to hold his own in the NFL

 

Player Notes Cons

 

  • Can get super grabby down the field & needs to trust his leverage & technique more

  • Relies on tugs and hand checks to remain in phase given his lack of long speed

  • Struggles to read the backfield and remain in phase, quickly loses leverage in his pedal

  • Transitions can be leggy and elongated, hips aren’t overly fluid, not overly athletic 

  • Needs to defend quick game more tightly and he’s often too generous with cushion 

  • Disappointing reluctance to get involved in run support & often becomes a spectator 

  • Tackling habits can be sloppy despite some impressive moments of wrap up efforts