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Austin Johnson

Austin Johnson - #40 - ILB-FB

Height: 6-1 1/2
Weight: 241
Speed: 4.76
Arm: 30 5/8
Hand: 8 3/4
Wingspan: 74
Birthdate: 06/16/1989
Hometown: Hickory, NC
Grade: 4.85

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/16/2012 Tennessee Pro Day 6-1 1/2 241 9 1/2 30 1/2 74 3/8 4.72 25 8'10" 30 1/2 4.38 12.31 7.32
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-1 7/8 235 8 3/4 30 5/8 74 4.85

 

Notes:

Was a two-time all-state selection at linebacker, also played fullback and excelled in baseball as a North Carolina prep. Enrolled at Tennessee in January 2008, participating in spring drills, before seeing action in six games in the fall on special teams and as a fullback. Spent the ’09 season as the lead blocker for Cleveland Browns 2010 second-rounder Montario Hardesty, playing in 12 games and catching six passes for 68 yards (11.3-yard average) and one touchdown. Was switched to linebacker in ’10 and played in all 13 games, recording 44 tackles, 3 1/2 tackles for loss and no sacks with one interception and one forced fumble. Suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee during a spring practice scrimmage and was limited for the next six weeks. Was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct on July 24, 2011. Charges were later dismissed. Paid court costs and received undisclosed internal punishment from the school. Team captain.


Austin Johnson's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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