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Leonard Johnson

Leonard Johnson - #23 - CB

Height: 5-9 7/8
Weight: 196
Speed: 4.71
Arm: 28 3/4
Hand: 8
Wingspan: 71 5/8
Birthdate: 03/30/1990
Hometown: Clearwater, FL
Grade: 5.30

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/20/2012 Iowa State Pro Day 5-9 7/8 194 8 1/4 28 3/4 70 5/8 4.56 35 4.17 7.01
02/29/2012 Combine 5-9 7/8 196 8 28 3/4 71 5/8 4.66 15 10'0" 32 4.17 11.40 6.99
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 5-9 7/8 198 8 28 3/4 70 3/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-10 194 7 3/4 29 1/8 71 1/4 4.50

 

Notes:

Was a quarterback for four seasons, and also participated in track and wrestling as a Florida prep. Earned Freshman All-America honors as a kickoff returner in 2008 after piling up 40 returns for 1,055 yards (26.4-yard average) and zero touchdowns, including an NCAA FBS record of 319 yards against Oklahoma State. Played in all 12 games, making five starts at right cornerback, as a true freshman and registered 41 tackles, four pass breakups and two interceptions with two forced fumbles. Started all 13 games at RCB spot in ’09 and logged 64-7-2 with 2 1⁄2 tackles for loss and one forced fumble in addition to 17-347-0 (20.4) as a kickoff returner. Recorded 64-7-1 with 2 1⁄2 tackles for loss in 12 starts at the RCB spot in ’10. Made all 13 starts at RCB spot in ’11 and logged 72-8-1 with two tackles for loss and one forced fumble.

Positives:

Has a compact, muscular build (plays bigger than his size). Terrific balance. Good eyes and instincts. Sound zone defender — is aware and leverages routes. Can flip his hips and plant and drive efficiently. Good timing and ball reactions. Willing blocker. Competitive and physical. Has special-teams experience and mentality. Tough and hardworking. Four-year starter who went toe-to-toe with NFL-caliber receivers. 

Negatives:

Lacks ideal height and has very short arms and very small hands (can be slow to disengage from blocks). Disadvantaged vs. taller receivers. Pedestrian timed speed (exposed on deep verticals and crossers). Limited playmaking ability. Not an explosive athlete — has below-average leaping ability, posted a 1.62-second 10-yard split and lacks burst to recover from missteps. Has only a 32-inch vertical jump. Could require patience grasping sophisticated NFL concepts. 

Summary:

Short, well-built, feisty, experienced football player with an aggressive playing temperament and good tackling ability. However, he lacks desirable measurables and exceptional athletic traits, limiting his ceiling. Might be best executing simple assignments as a reserve/sub-package player in a predominantly cover-2 scheme.


Leonard 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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