Gary Johnson, OLB-ILB, Texas #33

5116, 230, 4.73


Notes: Born in Atlanta, GA. Graduated from high school in Douglas, AL. Spent two seasons at Dodge City Community College (Kansas) in 2015-16, where he compiled 215 tackles, 11.5 sacks and 5 interceptions. Played in all 13 games with 7 starts his first season with the Longhorns, recording 60 tackles, 6 tackles-for-loss, 2 sacks, 1 pass breakup and 1 forced fumble in 2017. Played in and started 13 games (suspended for final regular season game for violation of team rules), had 90 tackles, 16.5 TFL, 6.5 sacks, 1 PBU, 2 FF and 1 fumble recovery in 2018.

Positives: Good closing speed in pursuit. Can shoot the gap and make plays in the backfield. Good recognition skills. Quick trigger. Flows to the ball well and can filter through blockers. Outstanding motor.

Negatives: Marginal size. Struggles taking on blocks and generally needs to work around them.

Summary: Needs to play off the ball but can make plays.

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