2015 3rd round pick is David Johnson RB

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No he doesn't run with authority and he can catch..... Sounds a lot like Ellington
 

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CBS Sports gave the pick an A!

David Johnson | RB, Northern Iowa
Height: 6-1 Weight: 224
Love this kid. He will be their feature back between the tackles. They needed that.
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Love it.
Love it way more than Golden.
 

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I was hoping for Jay Ajayi if they went RB. I don't know much about David Johnson.
 

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6'1" 224 lbs at running back. I know nothing else about this guy and I love it.
 

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CBS guy just gave that guy an A

Here is NFL http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/david-johnson?id=2552377

STRENGTHS Looks good on the hoof. Possesses a big body and falls forward for additional yards. Smooth pass-catcher out of the backfield and is a mismatch for linebackers. Has been a consistent weapon out of the backfield while in college. Uses an effective jump cut on inside runs to change direction and can string a couple of them together on the same run. Has good long speed when he gets into space. Has enough pop behind his pads to become a better finisher.

WEAKNESSES Long-strider. Doesn't always look like he has the foot quickness to burst through the hole consistently. Allows defenders to get a hand on him through the replace and isn't a classic finisher. Tends to hit the brakes too hard in order to make his cuts. Questionable vision. Looks to make cuts instead of keeping the run play-side. Scouts want to see more fire in his play demeanor. Play strength and blocking are problems. Goes down too easily.

DRAFT PROJECTION Round 2 or 3

BOTTOM LINE Johnson lacks the short-area quickness to be a consistently effective every-down running back, but he has good size, speed and hands, so he will be a factor. Johnson has been impressive this offseason, and if a team is looking for a rhythm runner with a good pace and hands to threaten out of the backfield, then he is the guy.
 

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And the Keim pattern continues - slow LB in the 2nd round, small school guy in the 3rd.

Well if nothing else this guy has size. Might be worth something.
 

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great pick and small school, probably will be our best pick of the draft...
 

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CBS guy just gave that guy an A

Here is NFL http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/david-johnson?id=2552377

STRENGTHS Looks good on the hoof. Possesses a big body and falls forward for additional yards. Smooth pass-catcher out of the backfield and is a mismatch for linebackers. Has been a consistent weapon out of the backfield while in college. Uses an effective jump cut on inside runs to change direction and can string a couple of them together on the same run. Has good long speed when he gets into space. Has enough pop behind his pads to become a better finisher.

WEAKNESSES Long-strider. Doesn't always look like he has the foot quickness to burst through the hole consistently. Allows defenders to get a hand on him through the replace and isn't a classic finisher. Tends to hit the brakes too hard in order to make his cuts. Questionable vision. Looks to make cuts instead of keeping the run play-side. Scouts want to see more fire in his play demeanor. Play strength and blocking are problems. Goes down too easily.

DRAFT PROJECTION Round 2 or 3

BOTTOM LINE Johnson lacks the short-area quickness to be a consistently effective every-down running back, but he has good size, speed and hands, so he will be a factor. Johnson has been impressive this offseason, and if a team is looking for a rhythm runner with a good pace and hands to threaten out of the backfield, then he is the guy.
Sounds like beanie
 

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Northern Iowa also produced some guy named Kurt Warner. I think he did okay. ARZ's interest in Johnson has been known for quite some time, SK was raving about him after the SR Bowl IIRC.
 

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Give him #28 and call it all good.
 

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He's the guy I wrote about in Harry's thread re: David Cobb.

I said he runs like a bigger, stronger AE.

Listen guys, I have watched every bit of tape there is of him available on the internet. Above all else, he is a quality human being. The kind of guy you want your daughter marrying.

Football wise: He is NOT a punishing runner, or at least never displayed that. He is fast and elusive, can break the big one and take it to the house. Obviously he catches the ball extremely well. He is not a short yardage thumper though. He goes down too easily so don't think of Murray or Lynch when you see his size. He's more like LeSean McCoy than he is Lynch.

I'm stoked. I LOVE this pick.
 

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He runs a 4.50 forty yard dash - pretty good for a 224 pounder. So, a fairly big RB and catches a lot of receptions out of the backfield. I guess we got some redemption in the 3rd round.
 
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