Johnson will add much needed depth and versatility to the secondary. He was taught by former NFL Coach Nick Saban who employed complex schemes and systems, which can only help Johnson with the Cardinals cover packages.
Johnson boasts the instincts that puts him in position to make a lot of plays.
The Cardinals spent time with Johnson at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Johnson is no stranger to hard work, as he earned his spot on the Alabama roster as a walk-on running back.
The Cardinals dropped his wingman, Terrence Holt in the 2008 offseason because he was also one of the top-paid safeties in the league but didn't perform like one.
The Cardinals have put forth efforts this offseason, to give Wilson a new contract. The upcoming season is a contract year for Wilson, and re-signing Wilson is a top priority for the Cardinals organization. But there are no guarantees in the National Football League.
Antrel Rolle is the Cardinals other starting safety. He made a seemingly effortless switch from corner back to free safety.
Johnson believes he can play both free safety and strong safety.
"I don't want to limit my game and say I can only do the free or I can only play the strong," Johnson said. "I think that I can play either safety. I can come in the box, and I can read the front line and fit in my gaps and make tackles. I can also play in the high and get over the top, and help my corners over the top and be able to fill allies on the run from free safety as well."
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