Draft Profile: BioDurrell Johnson from ASA College (New York) High School was rated a -star recruit by ESPN and handed a 2-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Johnson joined Liberty.
In 2020 as a freshman Johnson saw action in 11 games and played a total of 504 snaps for the Flames. He recorded 22 tackles, 4 assists, while adding 24 stops. In coverage Johnson notched up one pass breakup, one interception, and a decent QB rating when targetted of 80.0. As a pass rusher, he added 32 total pressures, which included 16 QB hurries, 6 QB hits, and an excellent an excellent 10 sacks on the season.
As a sophomore for the Flames in 2021 Johnson played in 9 games and took part in 312 snaps for the Flames. He recorded 19 tackles, 3 assists, while adding 16 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 19 total pressures, and 15 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and no sacks during the year.
In 2022 as a junior Johnson played in 12 games and contributed on 609 snaps. He recorded 29 tackles, 8 assists while making 35 stops. In coverage Johnson chalked up one pass breakup, one interception, and an elite QB rating when targetted of 8.3. As a pass rusher, he produced 30 total pressures, which included 17 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and an excellent 10 sacks on the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Johnson has an excellent motor and shows the stamina to last deep into the fourth quarter.
- Easily gains inside leverage by shooting gaps.
- His spin move is already NFL-caliber, and Johnson displays a very good motor.
- He has the quickness and flexibility to consistently dip and bend around the edge.
- Offers some versatility, rushing from a two-and three-point stance with the playing speed to stand up in space. Flashes strength as a bull rusher and his energy doesn't plateau.
- Johnson shows impressive speed and overall athleticism when moving laterally in pursuit as a run defender.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Johnson doesn't have the elite quickness or flexibility to flatten off the edge against NFL blockers and might have to add bulk to be a 3-4 defense five-technique, or strong-side end in a 4-3.
- He lacks ideal length for an edge rusher, and he’d be on the small side for the interior with a little more room on his frame to add weight
- Johnson needs to do a better job using his hands as a pass rusher, as Johnson too often gets neutralized by longer edge blockers.
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