Johnson strong together a productive collegiate career being the full-time starter over the last two seasons. It was capped off by a standout senior year in 2016 recording 77 tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, and nine pass deflections.
He has developed into a dependable defensive back that possesses the combination of athleticism and coverage skills that could translate to him also playing at cornerback if see fit under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
“I think I fit best as a safety, although I think I have a corner body type,” he said during a teleconference with reporters, according to the LA Times. “I came
The Rams lacked dependable coverage options in the secondary last season beyond Trumaine Johnson and Lamarcus Joyner. His addition could see him compete for playing time at both cornerback and safety. He will most likely nab time at safety due to the lack of depth at the positions with Maurice Alexander and Cody Davis being the only true options with experience. Joyner is expected to make the transition from cornerback to safety next season.