James-Michael Johnson Scouting Report
|School:||Nevada Wolf Pack|
|Height & Weight:||6'1 - 241 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||Fourth Round|
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
James-Michael Johnson, ILB, Nevada
Like a running back, he makes himself skinny when blitzing through creases in the line. He's not the type to take a blocker one on one if he doesn't need to and he's looking to penetrate the play with a decent short area burst.
Still needs work in coverage. He has some extra motion in his feet and can get caught taking a step and give up separation. Average ball skills. Irregular pad level causes poor change of direction quickness; although he is quick and instinctive, so after being coached up, coverage could become "plus."
Johnson has good pursuit angles and has active hands to pry for the ball. Consistently gets a jump on ball carrier.