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Cody Johnson

Cody Johnson - #11 - FB-RB

Height: 5-10 7/8
Weight: 259
Speed: 4.74
Arm: 31
Hand: 9
Wingspan: 74 3/8
Birthdate: 03/16/1989
Hometown: Washington County, TX
Grade: 5.00

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/20/2012 Texas Pro Day 5-10 7/8 259 9 31 74 3/8 4.70 27 9'2" 30 4.51 12.50 7.37
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-11 1/4 257 4.70

 

Notes:

Has a child. Was also a linebacker and defensive end as a Texas prep in addition to playing power forward in basketball and a sprinter on the track team. Redshirted in 2007. Tied the freshman rushing touchdown mark in ’08 after carrying 76 times for 338 yards (4.4-yard average) and 12 touchdowns in 13 games (two starts). Saw action in all 14 games in ’09, making one start at Baylor, and posted 87-335-12 (3.9) rushing and caught seven passes for 42 yards (6.0-yard average) and zero TDs. Rushed 134-592-6 (4.4) and caught 4-49-1 (12.3) in 11 contests (one start against Florida Atlantic) in ’10. Missed the UCLA game with an ankle injury. Played in 13 games in ’11, starting 10, and tallied 48-200-6 (4.2) rushing and 1-4-0 receiving.

Positives:

Looks the part — thick and muscular with a sturdy trunk. Picks up steam and runs well in a straight line. Scored 36 career touchdowns. Good awareness in pass protection and has bulk to absorb a rusher. Reliable hands. Hardworking leader by example.

Negatives:

Was used sparingly in spread offense and was not a core special-teams player. Ordinary initial quickness. Linear movement skills. Builds to speed. Inconsistent pad level. Is not a blowup isolation blocker or sledgehammer short-yardage back. Needs to generate more power through his hips. Weight has fluctuated (as high as 270s).

Summary:

A big, situational college running back, Johnson’s best chance to stick in the pros will be as a fullback. Has some tweener traits, but size, hands and intangibles give him an opportunity to convert.


Cody 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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