NFL Forums 2016 NFL Draft
NFL Draft NFL Mock Draft Prospect Profiles NFL Free Agents 2017 NFL Mock Draft Links Contact NFL Forums

Ian Johnson RB 5'11 212 Boise St. 4.46

By: Robert Davis

Johnson rushed for 663 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman in 2004. Ever since then, he has been one of the most productive backs in college football. As a sophomore, he earned All America honors after rushing for 1,755 yards and 25 touchdowns. Johnson continued that success a year later, rushing for 1,087 yards and 16 touchdowns to go along with 312 yards and a touchdown on 25 receptions, despite missing two games due to injury. As a senior Johnson shared carries with Jeremy Avery, so the numbers dropped. He still ran for 766 yards and 13 touchdowns in addition to the 229 yards on 22 catches as a receiver.


Johnson is a tough runner that battles for extra yardage. He is very good between the tackles. He attacks the line of scrimmage, while showing the ability to make the first defender miss and get into the open field. Johnson has decent speed and has shown the ability to break off the long run and not be caught from behind. He has also developed his receiving skills over his career, and is now a reliable option as a receiver out of the backfield.


Johnson lacks ideal size for a feature runner. He has a lean frame, and does not pack enough punch to run between the tackles consistent at the NFL level. Durability is also an issue, as he has been limited and missed time at various points in his career due to rib, knee, lung and kidney injuries. Already having durability questions because of your size, it is not good to actually have the injury history to go along with it.


Johnson has been a very productive college back, but his pro potential is very limited. He projects well as a backup running back because he is tough, intelligent, and can catch the football. Johnson tested out well at the combine, and may have actually helped his draft stock. He had the fastest official RB time at the combine, running a 4.46 at 212lbs. This could have pushed him up into the middle portion of the draft, considering the on field success he had during his college career.

NFL Draft | 2009 NFL Mock Draft | Profiles | 2009 NFL Free Agents | NFL Forum | Contact
Copyright © 2008 Do not duplicate or redistribute an any form.
Privacy Policy

  • NFL Mock Draft
  • NFL Free Agents
  • Sleepers
  • Rookie Report
  • Post your mock draft

  • AFC
    Buffalo Bills ForumBUF New York Jets ForumNYJ Miami Dolphins ForumMIA New England Patriots ForumNE
    Baltimore Ravens ForumBAL Cincinnati Bengals ForumCIN Cleveland Browns ForumCLE Pittsburgh Steelers ForumPIT

    Dallas Cowboys ForumDAL New York Giants ForumNYG Philadelpia Eagles ForumPHI Washington Redskins ForumWAS
    Chicago Bears ForumCHI DET GB MIN