As we do each and every offseason, we will be evaluating each and every of the Philadelphia Eagles’ newbies to present or former NFL gamers. Lately we will discover a comp for sixth-round SAM linebacker Kyron Johnson.
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First, who did Johnson say he patterned his sport after?
“One of the most gamers that’s right here now, Haason Reddick,” Johnson stated in Might. “I watched him, Von Miller. I used to observe J.J. Watt, Tyus Bowser. I used to observe a large number of edge rushers. I attempt to stay it to a minimal what number of gamers I watch, however I really like to look the sorts of strikes that they do. I really like to look their get-offs. I really like to look what’s their sport taste, like how do they assault offensive linemen.”
Johnson used to be each an off-ball linebacker and an edge rusher at Kansas, which most likely makes him a have compatibility on the SAM linebacker place within the Eagles’ protection. Johnson is 6’0, 231, and he ran a 4.40 40 at Kansas’ professional day. He had his percentage of moments on the Senior Bowl, flashing spectacular athleticism in go speeding one-on-one drills. He performs with velocity and exuberance.
In 2021, Johnson had 63 tackles (8.5 for loss), 6.5 sacks, and four pressured fumbles. He additionally had 17 occupation particular groups tackles. He’s a try-hard participant who will most likely give a contribution right away on particular groups, and may even get a possibility right here and there as a situational go rusher.
The participant he jogs my memory of is Dennis Gardeck, a in a similar way undersized 6’0, 232-pound try-hard go rusher / core particular teamer with the Cardinals, who additionally performs the sport with enthusiasm.
In 4 seasons within the NFL after going undrafted in 2018, Gardeck has 38 particular groups tackles, in step with the Cardinals’ web site. In 2020 he broke out with 7 sacks (which additionally occurs to be his occupation sack general).
Johnson could be a an identical form of top power participant for the Eagles.
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