2023 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about PARIS JOHNSON JR.:
Ohio State | H: 6060 W: 315 40: 5.18 A: 3618 H: 0912 W: 8518
Junior entry, two-year starter, Cincinnati, OH. All America last season. Two-time All-Big 10, first team in 2022. Spent the 2021 season at guard and 2022 at tackle. Johnson is a twitchy, long, and fluid pass protector with the mechanics and technique to handle pass rushers on the edge. Snaps out of his stance and looks comfortable moving up the outside. Greets the defender at the meeting point with a violent hand strike and can initially maintain his balance and control. The experience and success at two different spots along the line will open up even more doors for the high-ceiling athlete. There will need to be anchor gains made in the weight room, but when considering the already-present tools and versatility, he has all the makings to be a quality pro. Great feel and timing post-snap. Abruptly reaching his points while maintaining full balance, enabling an effective initial strike. Takes the initiative to win the initial battle. Hands are heavy and he does a nice job with placement. Gets and stays inside. Can reposition effectively. Stays active, upright, and fully engaged below the waist. Powerful and explosive run blocker to multiple levels. Full season starting at guard and tackle and can credibly project to both. Mechanics and techniques are on point but still gets bull rushed through the pocket. Feet are not always cohesive with upper body. Too many snaps where he ends up on the ground chasing after his man. Needs to get more consistent with positioning in space. Would like to see him use a longer outside arm in pass protection. Plays a premium position at a high level that many teams are in dire need of, and his value is further increased by the experience at both guard and tackle.