Draft Profile: BioJeffery Johnson from Brookhaven High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Johnson joined Tulane after being heavily recruited.
In 2018 as a freshman Johnson saw action in 13 games and played a total of 663 snaps for the Green Wave. He recorded 25 tackles, 5 assists, while adding 20 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 9 total pressures, which included 7 QB hurries, no QB hits, and 2 sacks on the season.
As a sophomore for the Green Wave in 2019 Johnson played in 12 games and took part in 527 snaps for the Green Wave. He recorded 16 tackles, 11 assists, while adding 15 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 7 total pressures, and 3 QB hurries, one QB hit, and 3 sacks during the year.
In 2020 as a junior Johnson played in 12 games and contributed on 543 snaps. He recorded 14 tackles, 7 assists while making 12 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 15 total pressures, which included 5 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 6 sacks on the year.
In 2021 as a senior Johnson logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 579 snaps for the Green Wave. He also added 29 tackles, 11 assists, and 19 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 14 total pressures, which included 10 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 2 sacks on the season.
After season's end Johnson transferred to Oklahoma where as a fifth year senior for the Sooners in 2022 Johnson played 12 games and took part in 320 snaps for the Sooners. He also added 12 tackles, 6 assists, and 11 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 8 total pressures, which included 8 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- His hand use is excellent; he’s strong in the upper body and consistently swats away blockers.
- Short, stumpy build so Johnson typically wins the leverage battle. When he does so, Chapman can be tough to move, even showing the ability to handle double-teams.
- His motor is excellent, and he’s quick to locate the ball and make plays against the run.
- He’s very instinctive when it comes to countering and solid with overall hand usage.
- Played with good leverage, even on the nose, despite average bulk. Hustle defender with a good bull rush inside that can close and get home when quarterbacks leave the pocket.
- Can make the impressive chest-to-chest bear hug tackle in the hole due to his ability to wreak havoc in the backfield.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- His spin move is a bit slow and mechanical. He’s susceptible to cut blocks, a tactic that was used on him often
- While Johnson has violent hands, he uses them too inconsistently. Johnson tends to let blockers get into his chest, and he’ll waste time hand fighting due to a limited array of pass rush moves.
- Johnson doesn’t move well laterally and doesn’t have a lot of range when it comes to pursuing on the backside.
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