With the start of the 2015 NFL season set for Sept. 13 for the Arizona Cardinals, it's time to take a look at a player profile for players that the Red Birds selected in this year's NFL Draft. Today we are profiling third-round selection David Johnson, the 86th overall selection in the draft.
The Northern Iowa product rushed for 66 yards on 13 carries in Arizona's 22-19 preseason loss to the San Diego Chargers on Aug. 22. He added two receptions for 15 yards.
The Red Birds love his potential. Let's take a look at his updated profile.
According to football scouts, Johnson's strengths are: Was impressive in preseason game against San Diego. Looks good on the hoof. Possesses a big body and falls forward for additional yards. Smooth pass-catcher out of the backfield and is a mismatch for linebackers. Has been a consistent weapon out of the backfield while in college. Uses an effective jump cut on inside runs to change direction and can string a couple of them together on the same run. Has good long speed when he gets into space. Has enough pop behind his pads to become a better finisher.Read more... Join the Conversation...