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Cam Johnson

Cam Johnson - #56 - OLB-DE

Height: 6-3 1/2
Weight: 268
Speed: 4.78
Arm: 33 1/2
Hand: 9
Wingspan: 79 3/4
Birthdate: 05/24/1990
Hometown: Washington, DC
Grade: 5.35

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/15/2012 Virginia Pro Day 6-3 5/8 267 8 3/4 32 3/8 80 1/2 16 9'7" 34 1/2 11.99
02/29/2012 Combine 6-3 1/2 268 9 33 1/2 79 3/4 4.78 8'9" 35 4.39 7.21
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 6-3 3/4 267 8 7/8 32 1/2 80 1/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-3 3/8 271 8 3/4 33 3/8 79 1/8 4.80

 

Notes:

Safety-receiver who also played basketball as a Washington D.C. prep. As a true freshman in 2008, appeared in six midseason games and managed seven tackles, three for loss and zero sacks with one pass breakup before suffering a season-ending broken right ankle. Started 10-of-12 games at outside linebacker in the Cavaliers’ 3-4 scheme in ’09, totaling 40-5-2 with one forced fumble and a batted pass. Tore the labrum in his shoulder against Boston College and had it operated on in December. A 4-3 defensive end in ’10, started all 12 games and posted 53-14 1⁄2-6 1⁄2 with four batted passes. Recorded 30-11-4 with one pass batted down in 12 starts at defensive end in ’11. Did not play against Idaho with a lower leg injury. Did not bench-press at the Combine because of a left pectoral strain.

Positives:

Looks the part — muscular build with a thick trunk and nice arm length. Has base strength to anchor and generates some power through his lower body. Flashes strength in his hands to stack and shed. Good movement skills — plays on his feet, controls his body and redirects efficiently. Quick laterally — can slant and stunt. Drive-through, wrap tackler. Has a 35-inch vertical leap.

Negatives:

Small hands. Average eyes. Not heady or instinctive — does not have a plan or innate feel. Lets his pads rise, negating his base. Subdued by double-teams and does not dominate tight ends. Average flexibility to dip and bend and shows hip tightness. Lacks confidence and plays small — does not have an aggressive, relentless, defensive temperament. Lackluster compete level and pursuit effort — does not play hard and disappears for stretches. Marginal production. Durability could be an issue. Has underachiever traits. 

Summary:

Well-built, athletic, inconsistent, rush talent with questionable heart and tenacity. Underacheiver with upside in an aggressive 4-3 front where he could slant and stunt, but tape does not match physical traits. Could also be a conversion candidate to stand up in a 3-4.


Cam 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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