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.
Marcus Johnson Predraft Summary Analysis
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