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Trumaine Johnson scouting report

Trumaine Johnson CB Montana #2
Ht: 6’2″

Wt: 204

 
Strengths:
Impressive size for a corner. Has the height to cause problems for possession receivers. Does a great job turning his body to locate and play the ball rather than simply mirror the receiver. Looks comfortable in zone coverage; does a nice job keeping his eyes on the quarterback. Very fluid in his backpedal. Quick to step up vs the run. Has the strength to easily shed weak blocks by receivers. Occasionally used as a pass rusher off the edge. Elite ball skills; recruited as a receiver.
Weaknesses:
Arrested for obstructing police officers in Oct, 2011; Johnson and a teammate were tasered when resisting arrest by police officers who responded to a late-night party. Suspended in 2009 for his role in a fight at a fraternity party. Missed time with a broken arm in 2009. Missed time with undisclosed injury in 2008. Level of competition is an obvious concern. Very willing to step up vs the run, but tackling technique is sloppy; does not consistently wrap-up the ball carrier and tends to either go for the big hit or swipe at the legs with his arms. Instincts are inconsistent; relies too much on his athleticism to allow him to make up for mistakes, which he won’t get away with at the next level.
Comments:
Johnson is an intriguing prospect due to his size and athleticism, but teams will need to check out his character and medical history. Two significant altercations and multiple injuries raise enough concerns to potentially drop him down a few rounds on some draft boards. On the field, he is definitely raw in his recognition skills, but has all the physical tools necessary to develop into a starter down the road.
Videos:
2011 vs Northern Iowa
2011 vs Central Arkansas
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