Marcus Johnson School: Mississippi
Ht: 6-6.5 Wt: 321 40: 5.54 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Four-year starter who's played 48 career
games with the first unit. Second-team All-
SEC as a senior. Used mainly at right guard,
though he had sporadic duty at right tackle.
Positives: Nice-sized lineman who's watching his
draft stock move north. Explodes off the ball
into run blocks, strong at the point and drives
defenders off the line, opening holes for the
running game. Gets his hands into opponents,
turns them off the ball and plays with a nasty
attitude. Quick setting in pass protection, stays
square and anchors at the point. Bends at the
knees, playing with leverage. Competitive, yet at
the same time works well with linemates.
Must improve his overall blocking balance. Does
not always finish blocks and lacks top upper
body strength. Marginally productive in college
on the second level.
Analysis: A king-sized
lineman who engulfs opponents at the point of
attack, Johnson capped a terrific college career
with a solid Senior Bowl showing. Displayed the
skills to block in motion and took well to the West
Coast offensive system employed. Has the size
for tackle, yet may be better off inside at guard.
Offers a lot of upside for the next level.
TFY Draft Preview Prospect Profile: Marcus Johnson
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