Atlanta Falcons Seven-Round 2015 Mock Draft
Sep 6, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons cornerback Kevin Johnson (9) intercepts a pass against the Boston College Eagles during the first half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
Round 2: CB Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest
With a pass-rusher selected in the first-round, Dimitroff can turn his attention to the secondary with the 42nd-overall pick. A good fit here would be Wake Forest’s Kevin Johnson.
A starter for three years in Wake Forest, Johnson is an athletic corner who has the ability to disrupt routes and slow receivers.
Ian Wharton of Bleacher Report believes Johnson will be a steal in the draft, especially if he drops into the second-round:
"“Considering his movement skills and advanced instincts for the position, Kevin Johnson will prove to be a first-round value no matter his draft slot. Teams that need secondary help that overlook the former Demon Deacon will look foolish a year from now, as Johnson has all of the talent to become a solid starter in the NFL.”"
A concern surrounding Johnson is his weight. He weighed 173 pounds during the season, but was able to bulk up to 188 pounds by the NFL Scouting Combine in February. Johnson would need a bigger frame in the NFL than he had in college.
Despite that, Johnson has the ability to become a talented starting cornerback in the NFL, and would be an excellent pickup for the Falcons if he drops into the top of the second-round.
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