The NFL draft is set for April 25 through 27 in Nashville, Tenn. and each morning we’ll look at a player on the Falcons’ draft board.
Former Houston cornerback Isaiah Johnson is a projected third round pick who worked out for the Falcons on Thursday.
“A Kong-sized cornerback who originally signed with the Cougars as a wide receiver,” writes Ric Serritella in the NFL Draft Bible 2019. “An accomplished track star in high school and receiver in high school, Johnson caught 21 passes for 208 yards over his first two seasons at Houston before being convinced that his greatest chance at making an NFL roster would be at cornerback.”
The Johnson file:
Height: 6-foot, 2-inches
Weight: 208 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.4 seconds
Bench: Not available
Vertical: 36.5 inches
10-yard split: 1.55 seconds
20-yard: 2.56 seconds
3-Cone Drill: 6.81 seconds
Broad Jump: 11-feet, 1-inches
Five questions with Johnson
Q: Are you a film rat?
A: "Oh you know I am! That's all I do is dissect film. That's all I do. Oh yeah, I'll get on the iPad. I'll go up to the offices and watch it on the big screen. That's all I do. I feel like without film study you won't know what's coming in the game or have an idea."
Q: Do teams like that you are a tall corner?
A: "Absolutely. They love my length. They love my ability to come up and tackle. They love my ability to cover. Just because I played the position for two years
they know I have a higher ceiling than where I'm at right now. They feel like I can fit into multiple schemes. They just really want to see what I can do and see my max potential that way they know how I fit in their scheme."
Q: Do you know based on how a wide receiver sets up what he is running?
A: "Absolutely. Yes, sir. I studied formations studied route concepts - studied what people do and how they like to do it.”
Q: What do you like about playing corner after being a wideout?
A: "I personally like corner better. You know everybody has their different likes. For corner is better because I like to compete and I feel like it's more fun to
stop somebody from doing something they want to do rather than me just going and trying to do something.”
Q: Why did you skip the bench press?
A: "Still recovering from an injury.”
OTHERS ON THE FALCONS DRAFT BOARD
ATLANTA FALCONS 2019 DRAFT PICKS
Round 1, No. 14 overall
Round 2, No. 45 overall
Round 3, No. 79 overall
Round 4, No. 117 overall
Round 4, No. 137 overall (compensatory)
Round 5, No. 152 overall
Round 5, No. 172 overall (compensatory)
Round 6, No. 186 overall
Round 7, No. 230 overall
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