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Clay Johnston | 0

LB | Baylor | Cincinnati Bengals
Ht: 6010 / 6' 01" | Wt: 232 | Upd: 03/18/2023


Birth Date: 08/08/1996
Age: 26
Original Team: LAR
NFL Entry: 20 07 234
NFL Exp: 4
Depth Chart Key: UFA
Player Status: Un-Restricted Free Agent
Team History: LAR CAR CIN

Player History

07/20 LAR D/C signed
09/20 LAR waived
09/20 CAR P/SQ 1-16
12/20 CAR activated 16
12/20 CAR P/SQ 17
01/21 CAR activated 17
01/21 CAR FA for 21
11/21 CAR waived
11/21 CIN w/claim from CAR
12/21 CIN Covid-19
12/21 CIN activated 16
03/23 CIN UFA

Ourlads' Profile:

What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about CLAY JOHNSTON: Baylor, 6010 227 4.75. Two-year starter, Abilene TX. Was thriving in Baylor’s new 3-3-5 defense as the Mike until a season-ending knee injury. Was second-team All-Big 12 in 2019. Hustle player who chases from sideline to sideline. Reads run/pass with efficiency and gets downhill on inside runs. Avoids blocks working downhill with quick adjustment. Effective on inside blitzes as a result. Quick with punch and can separate and get off blocks on the move. Primarily a zone defender he is accurate in his drops and reacts quickly on the throw. Solid tackling skill with knee bend and finish. Run reads aren't always disciplined and he can take himself out of plays. Gets out of control at times and misses tackles inline and in space. Some inconsistency in pursuit angles. Has missed time with injuries the past three seasons and medical concerns will have to be checked. Has kick coverage skill and could be factor on special teams. Projects as a backup. 2019 stats: 58 T, 8 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 5 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 INT. Medical exclusion at Combine. Seventh round/PFA. (A-30 1/2, H-9, BP-DNP, SS-DNP).