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Matt Johnson... what exactly is he?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Verdict, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    What exactly are Johnson's strengths supposed to be? If he is healthy is he our next great free safety or a strong safety with more speed than Church?
  2. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Looking forward to finding out.
    He's like an extra rookie this year.
    Fingers are crossed..knocking on wood...etc,etc.
  3. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Good-sized with a well-proportioned, toned build, Johnson is a tough, competitive, coachable strong safety with good linear athletic ability. Plays with and trusts his eyes. Drops downhill and supports the run aggressively — gets proper fits, runs the alley and takes effective angles. Effective in halves or thirds, can run with tight ends and has good hands to intercept (17 career interceptions). Smart, experienced four-year starter who made secondary calls

    Matt Johnson
    Height: 6005
    Weight: 212
    40 Yrd Dash: 4.52
    20 Yrd Dash: 2.60
    10 Yrd Dash: 1.52 (Earl Thomas and Claiborne had a 1.56 at the combine)
    225 Lb. Bench Reps: 18
    Vertical Jump: 38 (very good for any position)
    Broad Jump: 10'01"
    20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.07 (better than Claiborne's 4.12)
    3-Cone Drill: 6.84 (better than Claiborne's 7.01)
  4. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    He's a good sized prospect who showed some ability to make plays on a smaller-school level (Eastern Washington).

    He showed good instincts and smarts in college, but we'll see if that translates to a solid NFL career. You just never know with the small-school guys.
  5. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    He's white, and hurt.
  6. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Agreed. :laugh2:


    It's not looking good for him, but I do remain hopeful.
  7. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    He came from a small school, but his highlight reel is against many big schools. I think we're all in for a big surprise contingent on if he ever gets healthy.
  8. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    a person that played a tinie tiny school and no one knows what he can be outside of that.
  9. Omegasupreme

    Omegasupreme Member

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    How long has he been a white safety?
  10. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    He might not know that he's white...
    [IMG]
  11. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    A 4th round pick who played at a small school. And was injured all yr. IMO he wont be any better or worse than Church.
  12. jday

    jday Well-Known Member

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    :lmao:

    Classic.
  13. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    So he got half the John Lynch part right so far. :D
  14. jjktkk

    jjktkk Active Member

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    E. Washington is a top level FCS school thats plays in arguably the toughest FCS conference in the Big Sky. Solid prospect, but he needs to get healthy.
  15. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Yeah, it's not like he was playing against Texas Div. II schools all the time. He actually faced some decent competition.
  16. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad you went there..:lmao2:
  17. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    Why? :cop2:
  18. landroverking

    landroverking Well-Known Member

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    hope for the next Cliff Harris
  19. batman36

    batman36 Member

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    Since after Doug Williams was a...moving on.
  20. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    In 2011, Eastern Washington played Washington, South Dakota, Montana, Montana State, Weber State, Northern Arizona, Northern Colorado, Sacarmento State, Portland State, Cal Poly and Idaho State.

    There's not too many Alabamas, Oklahomas, Georgias, etc., on that list of schools.

    I have high hopes for Johnson, but most of his games were against directional schools and the reality is that a lot of stars on that level fail on this level. Obviously, some pan out and that is our hope with Johnson, but I can't fully buy into our hopes being realized based on a highlight reel, which obviously shows his best plays, and his success against mostly nonmajor Division I talent

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