On Friday, S Antonio Johnson of Texas A&M participated in the NFL Scouting Combine by participating in drills and giving interviews to the media.
Jordan Reid, the ESPN NFL draft analysis praises S Antonio Johnson as a strong candidate. He said, “with Branch viewed more as a nickel corner, Johnson is a strong candidate to be the consensus top true safety. He was a versatile player on the Aggies’ defense, gaining experience at a multitude of spots. He looked most comfortable as a strong safety, likely his best fit at the next level.” He also says that he displayed versatility during the workout when he was forced to turn and run. He has shown efficiency in transitions by snagging the ball out of the air. He has been a top-40 pick by the agency for his physicality.
Reid tweeted, “Texas A&M safety Antonio Johnson is my top-ranked safety and he lived up to the hype today. Extremely fluid during the on-field drills.”
According to Jacon Infante, the lead NFL draft analyst, “Antonio Johnson from Texas A&M is really catching my eye in these positional drills. He’s taller than the safety at 6 ‘2”, but his coordination and fluidity dropping back into courage have really stood out to me today. I have Round 2 on him and think he starts as a rookie.”
Antonio Johnson’s Combine Results Are-
- HEIGHT: 6’ 2’’
- WEIGHT: 198 lbs
- ARM: 32 1/8’’
- HAND: 9 3/4’’
Position rank in parentheses
- 40-Yard Dash: 4.52 seconds (t-8th)
- 10-Yard Split: 1.57 seconds (t-13th)
- Vertical Jump: 31’’ (t-17th)
- Broad Jump: 9’ 10’’ (t-15th)
- 3-Cone Drill: — (N/A)
- 20-Yd Shuttle: — (N/A)
- Bench Press: — (N/A)
Furthermore, expert analysis suggests Antonio Johnson is a strong candidate over other Aggies and perhaps he could be the best player in his position. Johnson is presently projected as a high 2nd round choice in April’s NFL Draft, but may easily slide into the end of the first round.