Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl south squad offensive lineman Lane Johnson of Oklahoma (69) prior to kickoff of a game against the Senior Bowl north squad at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma Sooners: 2013 NFL Draft Profile

Height: 6’6″

Weight: 303

Position Rank:

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40 Yard Dash: 4.72

Bench Press: 28

Vertical Jump: 34

Broad Jump: 118

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.52

Career Highlights

Johnson was a quarterback in high school and went first to Kilgore College. He played quarterback there for 1 season before transferring to Oklahoma. He then redshirted the 2009 season. In 2010 he started the season as a tight end and then switched to a defensive end halfway through the season. 2011 was his first season on the offensive line. He started 12 of 13 games at right tackle and made the Academic All-Big 12 first team. In 2012 he played in all 13 games and started 11 of those at left tackle. He was named third team All-American by CBSSports.com, second team All-Big 12 by the coaches and first team Academic All-Big 12.

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Strengths: Very, very athletic as shown by his combine numbers. Has good quickness to mirror pass rushers on the edge to keep them off the edge but still react to their inside move. Very explosive off the snap, gets onto defenders quickly and get set up. Reaches second level well when pulling, sustains blocks well. Plays with good pad level. Willing to hand fight with defenders and displays a nasty attitude on the field.

Weakness: Lacks experience on the offensive line, having only played there for two years. Must add more strength to his tall frame. Plays a tad sloppy at times and will get sloppy with his hand placement. Needs to keep his feet underneath him better.

Draft Projection: Early – Mid 1st Round

Johnson is a guy who had matured a lot as an offensive lineman in two short years. His first year as an offensive lineman he started 12 games at right tackle. He then switched over to the left side and started 11 games in his second year on the line. He has a lot of room to grow in terms of muscle he can add to his frame and technique and tricks he can learn as you play the position for longer. Johnson has just started to scratch the surface of what he can be as an tackle and he is already really good.

Video Highlights (via YouTube)

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