The San Francisco 49ers selected North Carolina State cornerback
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound defensive back has played safety and cornerback in college.
He was also recruited by Jim Harbaugh to play football collegiately at Stanford. Johnson, however, elected to stay close to home and played his college ball in the ACC.
Johnson described his style of play as "physical" and vowed to bring a great work ethic to his NFL club.
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said he sees Johnson as a cornerback in the NFL. Johnson played both safety and cornerback in 2013, totaling 82 tackles for the Wolf Pack.
“I think there’s some ability there,” Mayock said after the pick was made.
Johnson has great athleticism for a tall defensive back. He ran a 4.45, 40-yard dash and posted a 38.5-inch vertical jump at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.
Here's the scouting report on the North Carolina State product courtesy of NFL.com:
Good height, balance and athleticism. Can run with tight ends in coverage. Zone aware. Efficient plant-and-drive. Has a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump. Sets a hard edge in run support -- works to get off blocks, throws his weight around and tackles aggressively. Has played safety, cornerback, nickel and special teams. Smart and hardworking.