A downhill bruiser with soft hands and pro ready pass protection, Johnson went under-the-radar as Bijan Robinson's backup.
If not stuck behind the best running back in the country, Johnson might’ve posted star production. He’s a bruising downhill runner that wears defenses out. He’s suited for a run game that gets him working north and south, keeping his legs moving and driving the pile forward. Per PFF, he averaged 4.1 yards per carry after contact.
In the pass game, Johnson is the best pass protecting running back prospect in this draft class. He keeps his frame square and generates leverage and power from his hips. There were even personnel packages where he was a lead blocker in the run game out of split back sets.
As a check down outlet, he’s extremely reliable catching the ball and getting straight up the field. He has a lower the shoulder mentality, often falling forward.
Johnson is the ideal RB2 for a roster as he has the leg drive for goal line touches, pass protection for third downs and the power running to close out games. He reminds me of Jamaal Williams.