Look guys. We’re talking Kentucky athletics, and we aren’t discussing the roundball squad. Football is alive and well in Lexington. Johnson is one of the ten-best corners in the country, and his six-foot-three, 206-pound frame helped him rack up 23 tackles and break up four passes.
Those numbers may not excite stat geeks, but don’t let the numbers fool you. Watch the tape. Dude was shutting guys down in football’s best conference.
Okay, everyone’s probably thinking we’ve spent no time on the west coast, so let’s do that now. Cue the Iman Marshall conversations. USC’s standout totaled 48 tackles and broke up nine passes in his final season in Los Angeles.
Montre Hartage, Northwestern Wildcats
Montre Hartage is on the smaller side, and at five-foot-eleven and 191 pounds, he really isn’t that much bigger than Michael Vick. He’s a gamer though, and in 2018, he came up with 51 tackles, two interceptions and he broke up 13 passes. Could he be an answer for someone seeking a slot corner?
Kendall Sheffield, Ohio State Buckeyes
Sheffield is another of those small guys. He’s five-foot-eleven, and he weighs 187 pounds. In his final year in Columbus, he tallied 35 tackles, eight pass breakups and two interceptions. He figures to come off of draft boards on day two or day three, depending on his showing at the Combine.
The champs are losing a very good corner in Trayvon Mullen, possibly their best. Many saw him a first-rounder prior to 2018, but others feel as though he underachieved. That may cause him to slide in April’s draft.