Doesn't create much of a push as an in-line guy. However, displays above-average body control in tight areas and on the move. Isn't a real impressive athlete, but breaks down well, takes good angles at the second level and can stick to slide down blocks initially. But, really looks heavy and awkward anytime he's asked to drop his pad level and cut a defender down on contact.
Isn't real technically sound in pass protection, consistently is asked to block down where he does have the power, girth and length to lock on and anchor on contact. However, fails to maintain any type of balance in his lower half when trying to kick-step toward the edge, and isn't a guy who can cleanly get to the corner and redirect with any type of fluidity in the pass game.
Also, has some character concerns, as he was arrested in February for violating a domestic violence restraining order.
Impression: A massive lineman who looks limited to more of a guard role at the next level. A size free agent at this stage."
Positive: Massive lineman best blocking for the running game. Stays square, keeps his feet moving, and makes good use of angles. Works well with teammates. Strong at the point, seals defenders from the action, and drives them off the line. Displays good punch with his hands and the ability to knock defenders from their angle of attack.
Negative: Rumbles around the field and is not light on his feet. Not a natural knee bender. Lacks ability in space.
Analysis: Johnson is a big prospect who has shown potential throughout his college career. Playing a variety of offensive line positions for the Gators, he projects well as a utility blocker for an NFL team and will be effective at the next level if he properly conditions himself and learns to play with consistent fundamentals."
Negatives: Not much of a pass protector... Marginal lateral quickness and agility, stiff, slow to change direction... Lacks good lateral range... Not very explosive, lacks any real suddenness to his game... Struggles to maintain good knee bend, plays too high... Allows defenders into his frame... Overextends, marginal coordination and balance... Sloppy hand placement, struggles to get hands inside... Doesn't get low enough to establish leverage... Slow footed, struggles against speed rushers... More of a catcher than hitter... Leans into his blocks instead of driving through them... Looks awkward on the move... More of an obstacle in space than actual blocker... Would really benefit by losing 20-25 lbs... Has twice been arrested for violating a restraining order."