Baylor Pledge Chris Johnson Impresses At Camp

Baylor quarterback commitment, Chris Johnson of Bryan High School, proved that he is more than worthy of his 4-star ranking.

Chris Johnson donned the nametag "CJI" on Sunday. A play, of course, on the nickname of Baylor Heisman winning quarterback Robert Griffin III, RG3. And while there will likely be comparisons now and in the future to Baylor's finest signal-caller, Chris Johnson, a senior at Bryan High School, certainly looks the part of his 4-star ranking.


On Sunday, Chris Johnson physically stood out among the other roughly 20 quarterbacks in attendance at Baylor skill position camp. The 4-star talent showed his ability to throw on the run and the ability to throw the deep ball. Perhaps the most impressive skill Johnson showed on Sunday was his accuracy. It didn't seem to matter if it was a 6-yard out, a slant, a skinny post, or a fly route. It didn't seem to matter who the wide receiver was next in line. It didn't matter who the defensive back covering the wide receiver was. Chris Johnson put on a show time and time again.


Analysis:

Johnson is every bit of his listed 6'4". He stands tall in the pocket and seems to play taller that his listed height. Johnson can easily move in either direction. His ability to move left or right on a rollout is effortless. He may tend to get too mechanical on his release and throw a downward spiral at times when drifting. Johnson is comfortable doing anything asked of him in drills. His precision on the deep ball and the touch he displayed is reminiscent of a former Baylor quarterback who wore the #10 jersey. At times, Johnson can throw the ball with too much velocity on slants/short routes causing a hard ball to catch. There is still room for improvement, but it is obvious Johnson is working hard to become the best at his position.



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