2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Jermaine Johnson II

2022 NFL Draft, Jermaine Johnson II. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
2022 NFL Draft, Jermaine Johnson II. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) /
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2022 NFL Draft, Jermaine Johnson II
FSU DE Jermaine Johnson II, 2022 NFL Draft. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) /

The 2022 NFL Draft is highlighted by a couple of supremely talented edge rushers in Kayvon Thibodeaux and Aidan Hutchinson. The two are expected to go within the first few picks and are certainly deserving of their high projections. However, the second-tier of pass rushers in the 2022 NFL Draft starts with Florida State’s Jermaine Johnson II.

FSU DE Jermaine Johnson II is one of the more NFL-ready players in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Jermaine Johnson II went the JUCO route out of Eden Prairie High School in Minnesota and spent two seasons at Independence C.C. (appeared on season 3 of Last Chance U) where he would become one of the top-ranked JUCO prospects in the country. Johnson II then transferred to play for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2019 and he spent two seasons in Athens before finishing his career at Florida State, where he would enjoy a breakout season that would put him in first-round consideration as we near the 2022 NFL Draft.

While he started just 16 games over the course of his collegiate career, Johnson II was still able to rack up 18 sacks and 24.5 tackles for a loss with the bulk of those coming at FSU. In his 12 games with the Seminoles, Johnson II tallied at least a half a sack in eight contests, including a signature performance against the Miami Hurricanes in which he got to the quarterback three times in the victory.

Fast forward to today and it feels like Jermaine Johnson II’s 2022 NFL Draft hype is starting to hit its stride. With recent reports of him dominating Senior Bowl practices this week, the draft community has been buzzing about the pass rusher of late.

With that in mind, let’s dive into a scouting report of Jermaine Johnson II’s game, as I highlight why I feel he should be a first-round lock as we inch closer to the 2022 NFL Draft.