FRED JOHNSON - OFFENSIVE LINE
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OFFERS: UK, Penn State, Michigan, Tennessee, Michigan State, Pitt
Johnson is an offensive tackle prospect with outstanding size and length. His highlights show a nice balance of upper body strength as well as lower body strength as he drives blocks down the field as well as holding his own in pass protection. It is always tough to evaluate offensive linemen but I always look for how they move from an athleticism standpoint. Johnson actually shows nice quickness and speed on defense and it shows on offense at times when he’s getting to the second level.
Depth on the offensive line is a clear question right now as Jeff Brohm works to add players from the portal who will likely be starters. There aren’t players on the roster that the staff is comfortable with right now which means that freshmen could come in and compete for backup spots. Johnson looks to be a guy who could push his way into a backup spot if he shows up in shape and ready to compete.