Nov 03, 2012; Starkville, MS, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks running back Dennis Johnson (33) advances the ball for extra yardage during the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium. Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 45-14. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden–USA TODAY Sports

Dennis Johnson, RB, Arkansas Razorbacks: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

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Height:  5’9″

Weight:  213 pounds

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Career Stats

SEASON ATT YDS AVG LNG TD REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2012 137 757 5.5 28 8 25 160 6.4 25 2
2011 106 670 6.3 71 3 24 255 10.6 31 2
2010 9 83 9.2 49 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
2009 57 342 6.0 46 0 10 72 7.2 18 0
2008 36 184 5.1 54 1 4 23 5.8 10 0

 

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Johnson missed most of the 2010 season with hamstring injuries, but when he is healthy, he is probably one of the most valuable players on Arkansas’ roster, and they are going to hate to see him go after the 2012 season. Whether it’s returning kicks, catching balls out of the backfield, or leading the team in rushing, Johnson does it all. The jack of all trades has great vision with the ball and knows how to put the ball in the end zone. Last year, he had six total touchdowns, three on the ground, two through the air, and one in the kick return game. He went into last season as the active leader in total return yardage, and when Knile Davis went down with an injury, he came out and led the team in rushing. In the NFL, he is going to provide the team with a very valuable overall weapon. I’m not sure there’s really anyone to compare him to. At his size, he is a powerful back but he is also an elite college return specialist. In the last two full seasons he has played, he has returned a kick for a score. He also finished last season with 24 receptions and two receiving touchdowns. This is one of my favorite running back prospects in the class of 2013 because of his toughness and versatility, though age and injury history could push him down draft boards. Both of the last two full seasons he’s had healthy, he has averaged over six yards per carry. He simply makes plays and fights for every yard. When he gets a full head of steam, he looks a lot faster than he will probably time. He could be a better pro than he is/was a college player.

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