Jermaine Johnson II
Defensive End – #11 Florida State
Year: Redshirt Senior
High School: Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, MN)
High School Rating: 3 star (0.8004)
Phil Steele: PS#1JC
Jermaine Johnson II Scouting Report
Strength- Extremely explosive off the ball, with tremendous length and knows how to use it. Does a great job of using his length to create extra space from his blocks. Relentless in his pursuit to the QB. High motored guy who never gives up on a play. Impressive read and react skills. Stout run defender who understands how to shed blocks effectively. Powerful yet quick hands. His hands are always active, whether it’s extending and popping them at conact or variety of finesse counters he has in tool box. Sure tackler. Intelligent processor. Always has a plan going into every snap. Plays with exceptional pad level. Competitive drive and plays with top dog swagger.
Weaknesses- Still developing as a pass rusher. That’s not to say he already isn’t a good one, but he’s still learning techniques. Has shown on film to get stud up by bigger lineman. Bend and flexibility has been inconsistent.
Pre Combine Projection
Going into this Senior Bowl week, Johnson was projected a late 1st/early 2nd pick. I’ll tell you this, he’s earned some money thus far. Now it wouldn’t be a surprise if he was a top 15 selection.
Best projects as a 4-3 defensive end, but offers the ability to be a 3-4 OLB. Teams will love the versatility he shows as well as his smarts, and high motor. He may not come into the league as a Myles Garrett, but with in a year or two he may very well be a top 15 pass rusher. He potential is through the roof. You can’t teach his size, athleticism, and pure will to compete every snap. The skies the limit for this kid.
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