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Draft Profile: Trumaine Johnson

Trumaine Johnson is a guy I have been watching a good deal on film and have been liking so I decided to do a profile. Johnson is a small school guy who may slip into the 2nd, but most likely will be there for the taking in the 3rd. He played CB in college, but I see him as a FS.

Trumaine Johnson - CB/FS - montanaTrumaine-johnson_medium

via www.sidelinescouting.com

Height: 602 Weight: 204

Workout Numbers (not sure about how official. Can't find a lot on it):

40 Yard Dash: 4.50-4.61 (nothing official and it has been listed somewhere in that range

Bench Press: 19

Vertical Jump: 35.5

Broad Jump 10'0''-10'2''

Three-cone Drill: 4.15

20-yard Shuttle: 6.96-7.20

For times where I saw 2 different times by reputable sites, I gave a range. You can still get a sense of his athleticism.

Career Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2008 Mont 11 4 93 0
2009 Mont 11 5 14 0
2010 Mont 11 4 88 2
2011 Mont 3 2 -7 0

Along with 15 INTs in his career, he has 36 passes defensed. Also 129 tackles over the last 3 seasons

Strengths:

About Ideal Height/Weight/Speed for a CB. possesses a lot of experience. Elite ball skills, was recruited as a WR but switched to CB. Is very rangy, rarely out of position in coverage and can get to underneath routes very quick. Good at sitting in zone coverage, reading the QB, keeping the play in front of him, and breaking on the ball. makes some splash plays against the run and possesses the strength to be a solid tackler. Has a frame to add more weight. Because of his vertical jump, height, and wingspan, can high-point balls extremely well and attack very high up in the air. Good enough in man coverage that QBs wouldn't throw his way. Can be plugged in as a returner in a pinch

Weaknesses:

Could use to add a bit of weight to be ideal. Can get burned by speedy WRs, especially in man coverage. Solid, but not great athleticism. A little stiff in the hips and a bit sloppy in his backpedal. He is not great at turning and running, locating the ball over his back shoulder. Overall play is good, but lacked consistency. Inconsistent at getting off blocks, needs to be more consistent in corralling the RB and in his tackling form. Not a lot of experience in Zone/Press coverages. Doesn't disguise assignments well enough. Banged up a bit his first couple years and got into a couple incidents at frat parties. Level of competition. may not be a very hard worker

Why The Browns should take him:

Johnson is a big, physical player who can play centerfield as a ball-hawking FS. The Browns ranked 25th in turnovers last year and 28th in INTs. Johnson had 15 INTs in his career, including 13 his first 3 years, while playing almost exclusively in man coverage and not allowed to read and react. He fills a huge need at FS and fills the need of someone who can create turnovers for the Browns. He has a lot of upside based on very good physical skills and enough athleticism to still be considered by some a CB prospect

Why the Browns shouldn't take him:

He is a FCS player with some character concerns and an injury history (albeit, no injuries since 2009). He is going to have a huge adjustment to the NFL, not just physically but mentally. He played almost exclusively man against inferior competition so that limits what scouts can truly know about him. He is going to play a lot of zone at FS, something he has not done in the past. may be a bit of a developmental player and may not have a true position.

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