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Buddy Johnson | 45

IB | Texas A&M | Pittsburgh Steelers
Ht: 6014 / 6' 01" | Wt: 232 | Upd: 01/19/2022


Birth Date: 02/27/1999
Age: 22
Original Team: PIT
NFL Entry: 21 04 140
NFL Exp: R
Depth Chart Key: IR
Player Status: Injured Reserve
Team History: PIT

Player History

05/21 PIT D/C signed
01/22 PIT IR 17
01/22 PIT Covid-19
01/22 PIT IR 19

Ourlads' Profile:

2021 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about BUDDY JOHNSON: Texas A&M, 6014 232 4.58. Two year starter, Dallas TX. Instinctive versus the run he is aggressive getting downhill on run reads and normally fits inside gaps well. Explosive attacking blocks he plays with knee bend and is powerful with initial strike. Can separate from blocks and shed on the move. Can slip a block working off-tackle. Plays with solid functional strength and holds up well against interior linemen. Effective as a tackle to tackle player. He makes a lot of plays near the line. Hustles to get to the alleys and square up tackles. Brings his pads when tackling and limits yards after contact. Flashes chase ability but lacks range in pursuit and can under run a back turning the corner. Lacks a feel for pass coverage. Can be hesitant in pass drop and not get proper depth. He is slow to change direction as hip tightness inhibits reactions in coverage. At times he came out in obvious passing situations. As plays move to the perimeter he can tackle when chasing but will struggle against cutbacks and misdirection. His downhill attack style gets him caught up on play action and he is slow to recover. He is a physical run-stuffer that will be limited to a two down player in the NFL. 2020 stats: 86 T, 8.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 3 PBU, 2 FF, 1 INT (1 TD). Fifth/sixth round. (A-31 1/2, H-9 7/8, BP-NA, SS-4.07, VJ-38.5).