Marcus Johnson Predraft Summary Analysis

A look at the predraft summary analysis for the Vikings' second-round draft pick.

Marcus Johnson, Mississippi, 6-6, 310 — Fifth-year senior … A four-year starter who made 45 starts at right guard and three at right tackle — but projects as a tackle by most scouts in the draft … Never missed a game with injury and started each of them … Can overwhelm defenders in run blocking … Technically gifted … Has a very good punch out of the snap and gets in intense one-on-one battles … Needs to improve lower body strength … Will need time to adjust to moving to the next level and likely being asked to play a relatively new position … Plays a little too upright, which will have to change if he is switched … Doesn't have explosive power and needs to build up more lower-body strength … Will get out of position at times and gets pushed backwards … Didn't run at the Combine (last 40 times was 5.52), but did 23 reps with 225 pounds, had a 27-1/2 inch vertical jump, a 8-8 broad jump and a Wonderlic score of 17.

PROJECTION: His versatility will have teams looking at him as both a guard or right tackle. His ability to play both will likely have him going off the board somewhere in the early stage of the second round.

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