Johnson Headed To San Francisco

NC State senior cornerback Dontae Johnson has been selected by San Francisco. The 49ers chose Johnson in the fourth round with the No. 129 overall pick.

NC State senior cornerback Dontae Johnson has been selected by San Francisco. The 49ers chose Johnson in the fourth round with the No. 129 overall pick.

Johnson led the Pack with three interceptions this past season, and was second on the team with a career-best 82 tackles. He started the first five games at cornerback, but due to Pack injuries, he started the last seven games at safety. Over his last two seasons, Johnson started all 25 games in the Pack's secondary.

Pack Pride spoke with Johnson earlier this week as the draft was approaching. He felt like his versatility was a positive.

"I feel like it has helped me a lot... being able to play corner and safety. It's really valuable. Teams only have 53 spots so having that versatility can give them flexibility, with me being able to play multiple positions.

"That experience I gained at NC State has also helped my knowledge of the game."

Pack Pride will have more from Johnson in the near future so stay tuned!


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