A redshirt year did wonders for Johnson because as soon as he stepped on the field in 2004, he was a big time performer. He finished his freshman season with 94 tackles and four picks on the year. As a sophomore, he had a career high 112 tackles to go along with two interceptions. His numbers dipped to 63/1 as a junior, but he bounced back with a fine season campaign. Johnson had 94 tackles and a career high six interceptions.
Johnson is a talented safety, that shows the ability to impact the game as both a run and pass defender. He is a solid athlete with good straight line speed. He is very aggressive to attack the line of scrimmage and is always around the action. Johnson has a nose for the football, whether it be making the tackle or making a play on the football. He has 13 career interceptions and knows how to locate the ball while it is in the air.
Johnson may lack the quickness and change of direction skills to match up in coverage with receivers. He has good speed, but does not have blazing speed to recover once the receiver gets past him.
Johnson is a good run stopper that has the awareness in coverage, but may not have ideal quickness to consistently match up with receivers. His all around talent and skills though could get him taken in the first three rounds of the draft.