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Kerryon Johnson | 33

RB | Auburn | Detroit Lions
Ht: 5114 / 5' 11" | Wt: 213 | Upd: 09/08/2020


Birth Date: 06/30/1997
Age: 23
Original Team: DET
NFL Entry: 18 02 043
NFL Exp: 3
Depth Chart Key: 18/2
Team History: DET

Player History

05/18 DET D/C signed
12/18 DET IR 16
10/19 DET IR 8
12/19 DET IR/DFR-14
12/19 DET activated 16

Ourlads' Profile:

2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about KERRYON JOHNSON: Auburn, 5114 213 4.50. Junior entry and two-year starter from Huntsville, AL. After winning the Mr. Alabama award in high school in addition to an all-state nomination in basketball, Johnson had a decorated career for Auburn that got better with each season. After splitting backfield duties for two years, he took over the reins last fall, leading the SEC in rushing. There aren’t many backs who have this kind of skill set and mental approach to the game. His body type is long-limbed and wiry with freakishly big hands and tree branches for arms. What makes him unique, however, is the looseness and agility. Will almost appear unbalanced and flimsy at times, but his body control and balance is top tier. Perhaps his strongest trait is a natural, easy ability to blend patience with aggression. Excels at waiting for the running lanes to open up and quickly shooting through them before the defense can react. For such a long-limbed runner, he is surprisingly capable of making himself small and slippery. Once in the open field, his stiff arm is unstoppable to smaller defensive backs and his foot speed allows him to burst north and reach his top speed in an instant. Needs to get stronger and more powerful. Not a lot of punch behind him when he lowers his shoulder into a defender. NFL defenders will attack his lower body and considering his build, he may be an extra injury risk. He showed a lot of toughness last season and has it all between the ears with the potential to be a star in the NFL. 2017 stats: 1391 yds, 4.9 ypc, 18 TD, 24 rec, 194 yds, 8.1 ypr, 2 TD. Did not run at Combine, his choice. Second/third round. (A-32 1/2, H-9 3/4, BP-11, SS-4.29).