Draft Profile: BioMax Johnson from Oconee County High High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Johnson opted to join LSU.
In 2020 as a freshman Johnson saw action in 5 games for the Tigers as he threw for 1069 yards on 150 attempts with a completion percent of 58.7 for an average of 7.1 yards per pass, with 8 TDs, while taking 8 sacks, and QB rating of 95.7. He added 51 runs for a total of 163 yards at an average of 3.2 per run.
In 2021 as a sophomore he played in 12 games as he passed for 2809 yards on 374 attempts with a completion percent of 59.9 for an average of 7.5 yards per pass, with an elite 27 TDs, while also taking 32 sacks, and putting up QB rating of 100.7. He made 53 runs for a total of 162 yards at an average of 3.1 per rush.
After season's end Johnson transferred to Texas A&M where as a junior in 2022 Johnson played a total of 4 games. He passed for 517 yards on 71 attempts and put up a completion percentage of 60.6 for an average of 7.3 yards per attempt, with only 3 TDs, and allowing 11 sacks, with QB rating on the year of 97.0. As a runner he logged 21 runs for a total of 115 yards at an average of 5.5 per run.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Johnson moves effectively and can throw on the run. He’s at his best on bootlegs, showing zip and accuracy on those throws.
- Sprays the ball anywhere on the field, especially when given a pocket from which to deliver. Will step up into pocket while looking downfield, reset his feet and deliver.
- He’s a threat with his legs - his play-fakes are outstanding, and Johnson has the ability to manipulate safeties with his eyes.
- Effortless thrower with very good arm strength to make passes downfield. Good all-around athlete with some escapability and speed to make plays with his legs.
- He stands tall and scans the field, and he has a high release point. Johnson shows the willingness and velocity to fit passes into tight windows over the middle.
- Sticks throws into tight windows over the middle, throwing to spot on slant or between zone defenders before the receiver is open.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- His arm strength is decent but less than ideal; Johnson lacks a little zip, and accuracy becomes an issue when he’s unable or unwilling to set his feet.
- He’s more comfortable throwing deep outside the numbers than working the middle of the field.
- Has a way to go in terms of being able to process coverages and run a multi-progression passing game.
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