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Don't forget Virginia OLB/DE Cam Johnson

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by supercowboy8, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    One outside linebacker/defensive end the Cowboys are keeping an eye on over the next month leading up to the NFL draft in late April is Virginia's Cam Johnson.

    Johnson (6-3, 268) is a late bloomer who would give the Cowboys the versatility they desire.

    The Cowboys met with Johnson at the NFL Combine and attended Virginia's Pro Day on March 15. Johnson is visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers next week but doesn't yet have a visit scheduled with the Cowboys.

  2. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Every year, there's a guys name that just sticks in my head and this is him. I don't know anything about him, except that I expect the Boys to pick him. Strange, I know
  3. robert70x7

    robert70x7 Well-Known Member

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    Pet cat, he's a good.
  4. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member

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    Cam is a good football player who played 3-4 OLB for Al Groh in '08 and '09 and 4-3 DE for Mike London the past two years--never surrounded by much accompanying talent. He was almost always the focus of the offense.

    He has the physical numbers and athleticism you look for in a 3-4 OLB, but he's more powerful than agile. He is explosive and has very long arms. I don't think he'll ever be Deion Sanders in coverage, but he has very good speed and can cover the flats, and unlike some people I think CJ has the ability to play standing up as well as he does with his hand in the dirt, especially on the strong side.

    I think Cam could easily be a better pro than he was in college.

    A player who had a great career at UVA but doesn't get much pub is Austin Pasztor. 6-7 and 306, he's agile and athletic for a guy his size. He played guard at Virginia.
  5. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong Zone Supporter

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    I am honestly a little undereducated on him. Any projections on what round they think he will be selected?
  6. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    He might be able to be used as a situational pass rusher, but he's way better suited as a 4-3 end. His straight line speed is adequate but I don't think he's athletic enough to play in space consistently.
  7. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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  8. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Walker. Something to consider, with 10 guys on the list only 2 being better suited to a 4-3 (Upshaw, Perry), 2 either way (Curry, Mecilus) that leaves 6 guys. It is quite possible that one is there around 81.
  9. DeepThreat

    DeepThreat New Member

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  10. FootballCorner

    FootballCorner New Member

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    His bench press numbers are poor. He only had 16 reps at his pro day. His forty time is not great either. While workout numbers should not be the sole reason evaluations are made, lack of speed and strength for pass rushers is key.
  11. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    104 Cam Johnson DE 10 Virginia Sr 6-3 268 3

    Draft scout projects him as 3rd rounder

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