Jermaine Johnson II
Int Yds TDs
Team: Florida State SeminolesHeight: 6-5 Born: N/A
Position: DEWeight: 260 Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Class-Eligibility: GS-Sr

Scouting Report

40 time: 4.68

1st-2nd Round

OVERVIEW: A winding road to the NFL hit a turbo gear at the Senior Bowl, where Johnson opened eyes on a daily basis.

A dominant junior college player for two years, Johnson landed at Georgia. He only started four games during his two seasons with the program, but took advantage of COVID eligibility to transfer out and search for a room where he could be the pack leader for the defensive line.

He found it in his single year as a part of the Seminoles defense, ringing up 11.5 sacks on the year and earning first team all-ACC.

Strengths: Strong edge setter with the frame to take on linemen and hold his ground. Solid knee bender won't play with reckless leverage. Tracks the ball well through traffic and won't get lost in the mix. Crafty pass-rusher changes angles and tempo in confusing and unpredictable ways. Overwhelming tackler who is hard to shake once he gets his hands attached. Very precise and controlled with his hand usage. Power can be jarring at times. Tenacious with his approach.

Weaknesses: Balance lapses can lead to some trips and slips. Not the type to fire out of the starting gates and get upfield quickly. Late to react to the snap at times. Not a lazy pass-rusher, but won't work overtime to get back into plays. May need some more seasoning if he's going to be used dropping into coverage.

Pro Comp: Oshane Ximines, Giants -- Johnson's combination of technique and power give him a good variety of ways to win as a pro. He projects more favorably as an immediate starter than Ximines has been, because he wins in a lot of the same ways.

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2019 UGa  14 0
2020 UGa  6 0 0 0
2021 FlaSt  12 0
Career   32 0