Buddy Johnson
Buddy Johnson  LB  Texas A&M | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Buddy Johnson
Height
6-2
Weight
240
College
Texas A&M
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Dallas
30.0/100
Player Rating
79
PositionRank (LB)
4.73
FortyYD Time
Sacks
4
Fumbles Forced
2
Tackles
86
Sol tackles
45

Buddy Johnson LB Texas A&M | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Buddy Johnson LB Texas A&M
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #638 Position Rank: #79 (LB)
40 time: 4.73 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 240
Overall Rating: 30.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
55%
Pass Rush:
55%
Run Defense:
57%
Coverage:
37%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #79
College Games: 36 College Snaps: 1594
Pittsburgh Steelers Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 4 - Pick Number: 140 (PIT)
Strengths
  • Gives effort between the tackles to find the ball and is willing to take on linemen.
  • Has good balance and short-area burst to stay on his feet through contact
  • A bit stiff but makes the clean open-field tackle. Good effort in pursuit.
  • Flashes strength to punch or stiff-arm to get off blocks. Stays with plays downfield, often making tackles even after being hit by multiple linemen.
  • Strong and stout against the run, filling lanes with power and an attacking mentality.
Weaknesses
  • Lacks fluidity to hold up in space or drop in coverage. Washed out and caught in traffic in the middle of the field.
  • Lacks elite quickness and change-of-direction ability to handle NFL slot receivers after initial contact.
  • Chase speed is below average, and he gets too upright as a pass rusher - needs to play with better leverage.
  • Limited vision and is easily fooled by misdirection. Lacks range and lateral agility in coverage.
  • He's a tweener who lacks the bulk and strength to be a thumper inside and isn't fast enough to stay on the weak side in the NFL.
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How other scouting services rate Buddy Johnson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
326.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
56.0
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