Sunday, May 6, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
DERRICK JOHNSON: Texas, 6032 243 4.56. Three-year starter who also started two games as a freshman. Downhill player with good range. Has sideline to sideline speed and burst. Has good agility in traffic. Will run through tackles at times. Has the speed and acceleration to be an effective edge rusher. Can stick his foot in the ground on run support and come up quickly. Is athletic enough to go over the top of a blocking running back and get to the quarterback. Makes plays all over the field. A sudden chase player who effectively strips or punches out the football. Has suddenness in his body to react quickly. Has a second gear and catch up speed. Has been productive his whole career. Will compete and has been durable. Makes big plays and works to finish play. Is quick to read and react to ball. Explosive player with sudden lateral movement. Flashes good use of hands and tackling ability. Will run around blocks at times and is not a consistent take-on linebacker. Plays good in space but will struggle over a tight end. Needs to play in a covered up scheme and be more disciplined within the scheme.