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NFL Draft > 2009 Prospects > RB > Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson Scouting Report

Position: RB
Conference: MountainWest
School: Boise State Broncos
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #41
Height & Weight: 5'10 - 199 lbs.

2009 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.46
Bench press26
Three-cone drill6.93
20-yard shuttle4.18
60-yard shuttle11.63

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Ian Johnson, RB, Boise State

The hero of the 2007 Fiesta Bowl game against Oklahoma, Johnson commenced his college career in 2005 when he carried the ball on 119 occasions for 663 yards (5.6 per attempt). He also scored 4 TD. Starting twelve games in 2006, Johnson recorded 277 carriers (6.2) for 1,713 yards and 25 TD. He also rushed for 100 yards on 24 carriers and scored a TD against the vaunted Oklahoma defense in the 2007 Fiesta classic. In 2007 he rushed for 1,041 yards on 207 attempts (5.0) with 16 TD. He has miss some time with nagging injuries. Johnson is a hard runner with instincts to play the position. A strong leg drive and soft hands, he could develop into a decent pass catching back. A huge heart. A better football player than an athlete. He is on the short side; Needs to add bulk and strength, especially on his upper body. Is slow (4.59). Will not turn the corner in the NFL. Easy to tackle. Has an inflated ego. Injuries are a concern. Over hyped. Johnson was thrown into the spotlight after an incredible Fiesta Bowl performance, but he is nothing special. He is an average athlete, at best, who will have to drive himself to make an NFL roster. He will be drafted, mainly because of past performances and his immense heart, but he is a long shot to make a major contribution next year, if at all.

Last Updated Sep-13-2008 by Raul Colon

3 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 5th Round

Raul your crazy...Ian Johnson has a good solid frame at his position his speed is not even in doubt he is one of the fastest running backs in this years draft and benched the most out of all running backs so how does that prove he lacks upper body strength? Ive seen PLENTY of Ian Johnson games and in person playing on the field 8 out of 10 times he runs over his opponent and keeps going or gains a few yards his injuries have never really stopped him from being successful he continued playing in a game with broken ribs not even knowing untill after the game was over he is a fighter and i think if given the opportunity he would make a fine running back if not a fine special teams punt/kick returner in the NFL

Posted by:
cja1991 04/26/09 09:13 PM
Prediction: 4th Round

Rual doesn't know what's up. All I can say is WAC Rushing touchdown leaders. 1. Ian Johnson 2. Marshall Faulk. 3. Ladanian Tomlinson. Those guys did all right.. Ian will fit in somewhere. I'm sure Rual also said Wes Welker would never catch a pass in the NFL either.

Posted by:
powder_turns 04/18/09 12:03 AM
Prediction: 3rd Round

Raul what is wrong with you?? You say Ian is slow and lacks upperbody strength--He was second fastest in the 40 (4.46) and benched the most RB reps (46) at the combine--Don't let the facts get in the way!!

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Qwiked 03/05/09 04:19 PM

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