Cedric Johnson
Cedric Johnson  DE  Ole Miss | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Cedric Johnson
Height
6-3
Weight
265
College
Ole Miss
Position
DE/EDGE
Class
Junior
Home town
Mobile, AL
86.8/100
Player Rating
8
PositionRank (DL)
4.65
FortyYD Time
Sacks
4
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
32
Sol tackles
15

Cedric Johnson DE/EDGE Ole Miss | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Cedric Johnson DE/EDGE Ole Miss
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.65 seconds (88%*)
Overall Rank: #40 Position Rank: #8 (DL)
Height: 6-3 (28%*)
Weight: 265 (45%*)
Weight: 265 (45%*)
Date of Birth: 09/06/2002 Age: 20.4
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.65 seconds (88%*)
Overall Rank: #40 Position Rank: #8 (DL)
Height: 6-3 (28%*) Weight: 265 (45%*)
Age: 20.4 DOB: 09/06/2002
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 86.8 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
56%
Pass Rush:
79%
Run Defense:
61%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Mid Position rank: #8
College Games: 34 College Snaps: 1223
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 75/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 85 Stars 247 RATING: 85/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Cedric Johnson from Davidson High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Johnson joined Ole Miss.

In 2020 as a freshman Johnson saw action in 10 games and played a total of 161 snaps for the Rebels. He recorded only 3 tackles, one assist, while adding 4 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 9 total pressures, which included 3 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 3 sacks on the season.

As a sophomore for the Rebels in 2021 Johnson played in 13 games and took part in 632 snaps for the Rebels. He recorded 21 tackles, 7 assists, while adding 21 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 40 total pressures, and 25 QB hurries, 9 QB hits, and a decent 6 sacks during the year.

In 2022 as a junior Johnson played in 11 games and contributed on 430 snaps. He recorded 19 tackles, 6 assists while making 17 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 36 total pressures, which included 22 QB hurries, 11 QB hits, and 3 sacks on the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s a high-motor player, and Johnson shows good enough hand use, as well as a tight spin move, to win as an edge rusher.
  • Combines excellent power with initial quickness, but one of his best attributes are his violent hands, which he uses with impressive precision.
  • Johnson has a wide base and a low center of gravity to hold his ground, as well as the upper-body strength to shed blockers.
  • Johnson has decent enough flexibility to bend the edge, and he shows a good closing burst.
  • He’s very instinctive when it comes to countering and solid with overall hand usage.
  • His motor is excellent, and he’s quick to locate the ball and make plays against the run.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • While Johnson moves well laterally, he doesn’t always get there in pursuit.
  • He’s going to struggle at the point of attack. As a pass rusher, he lacks the ideal length to ward off blockers and too often allows linemen to get into his chest.
  • Johnson could stand to be more violent as a tackler in the run game, as he too often allows backs to run through his arm tackles. Johnson also has limited experience dropping into coverage.
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How other scouting services rate Cedric Johnson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
45.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
54.0