This is a very, very early and raw scouting report on Trumaine Johnson the Cornerback out of Montana. And I’m being completely honest here, I don’t know much about the guy because I don’t routinely watch Montana play, but this is from information I’ve gathered from people in the know, the very brief highlights I’ve seen of him, and information gathered from around the web (as of 10/10/2011). I’m making a concentrated effort from this point forward (10/10/2011) to watch him live.
I just want to get the word out that, this is a name to watch like Dominque Rodgers Cromartie of a few years ago Johnson could be a name that pops up in first round conversations leading up to the 2012 N.F.L. draft and you want to be the first to know, not the last! And to let the readers out there inform me this time instead of the other way around. Seriously, I know very little about him.
From Bucky Brooks of nfl.com
The lack of cornerbacks with prototypical size and speed has sent the stock of Montana’s Trumaine Johnson soaring. At 6-2, 210 pounds, he has the length scouts want in cover corners and his ability to excel in press or shadow coverage makes him a good fit in most systems. According to an NFC scout who recently paid a visit to Missoula, Johnson has “rare physical tools” and he should be one of the first corners drafted based on his size, speed and potential.
(there’s that dreaded word-potential)
6’2″ 204 pounds
4.61 40 yard dash, 33 1/4″ arms, 9 3/8″ hands, 19 bench press reps
2010: 44 tackles, 4 interceptions
2011: (not available yet)
Good size/speed…high upside…playmaker 13 career interceptions including at least two pick sixes…fluid athlete…long…looks really toned…good hops..potential as a kick returner…big hitter…
consistency…hasn’t played against top competition and coach has questioned his practice habits publicly…not disciplined in his coverage…has missed games due to injury
*update October 24th charged with obstructing a peace officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. Trial is scheduled for early February 2012
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