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Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Texansballer74, Apr 26, 2019.
Well how does everyone feel about this pick? I have no clue who he is...
Stoked! Excellent player.
Excellent press/man coverage corner! Should be an immediate starter...
He had a outstanding Senior Bowl. Thats where he made his money.
#Texans and Vikings were in discussions about Trae Waynes and then they selected Lonnie Johnson. See if that kills the dicussions.
— patrick (@PatDStat) April 27, 2019
Lonnie Johnson allowed only 18 receptions on 343 coverage snaps last season.
— PFF HOU Texans (@PFF_Texans) April 27, 2019
NFL Network analyst said a GM told him "His Pro Day was the best big corner Pro Day he's ever seen."
I like his film. But couldn't academically qualify to save his life. As long as there are no English Lit exams in preseason I think he'll start.
Apparently not very book smart. Weird that the Texans strayed away from their baby Einstein expectations of a draftee. I love what I’m seeing from his tape!
I’m higher on Lonnie Johnson than just about every draft analyst. Love his untapped potential.
Should be a difference maker for the Texans.
— Jonah Tuls (@JonahTulsNFL) April 27, 2019
LOVE the Lonnie Johnson pick. Very versatile, and he's got the size to really challenge the ball in the air. Not a burner, but if you protect him over the top he can really be a great piece.
— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) April 27, 2019
Not overly in love. I don't like him in run support and I think he plays soft in zone coverage. Will be interesting to see how he evolves.
If we actually play more press this year then he will be set up to succeed. If we keep playing off then he's going to struggle.
Going by how Crennel called the defense last year, I'd bet at Joseph/Roby starting outside with Johnson as your first guy off the bench and with Colvin in the slot.
Gotta admit I was hoping for DK even tho its not a big need. This guy looks like a good player.
From what I've read he has the size, speed and athleticism but needs to be coached in some areas. Definitely a high upside pick
As long as tackling isn’t amongst those areas, I approve this message.
It is not. He needs work in man to man coverage
Screw English Lit. What I want playing CB for my team is a guy studying for an engineering degree with a double major in math.
I dunno can he play football ?
Hopefully he's not too much of a dumbass on the field. Or off. But I can't stand dumb players on the field.
– Elite size and excellent length (32 2/8 inch arms), certainly looks the part
– Length helps him to play the pocket, able to break up passes and make plays other can’t
– Tracks the ball in the air well, good hands to make the play
– Fluidity in his turn out of his pedal to defend the deep ball
– Shows enough long speed to carry vertical routes in man-to-man coverage
– Flashes physicality and hit power coming downhill
– Shows special teams value and ability to block kicks/field goals
– Experience at both outside corner spots
– Shows stiffness and late awareness breaking down and transitioning against breaking routes (curls, digs, etc)
– Change of direction ability, lateral mobility needs work, fighting how tall and long he is
– Struggles with his punch in press man, routinely strikes with the wrong hand, causing his hips to be late getting open and giving a clean, quick release to the receiver
– Good but not great athlete, better straight-line than anything else
– Lacks starting and collegiate experience, only two years at the FBS level
– Very limited production and didn’t make many impact plays
I view him as a Cover 3 corner. Good in a line. Everything else is questionable. In Steelers’ parts, you can compare him favorably – or not – to Brian Allen. Also see some Jalen Collins in his game too, minus the off field issues.
Someone to take away the deep ball at a minimum
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