It is officially mock draft season! The 2022 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round kicking off on Thursday, April 28th. Of course, draft analysis, projections and rumors will be dominating the headlines until then. Among the players hoping to hear his name called on the first day is offensive lineman Zion Johnson out of Boston College.
The following is a complete Zion Johnson NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Zion Johnson NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Position: Offensive Guard
Weight: 312 lbs
College: Boston College Eagles
Zion Johnson Draft Profile
Zion Johnson has the perfect frame to be an NFL guard, playing at 6-3, 312 pounds. Coincidentally, it looks a bit like Zion Williamson the last time I saw him. Johnson is a plug-and-play guard for a team that drafts him, possibly being the readiest offensive guard in the draft. He has no wasted movements, great fundamentals and he will move anyone he latches onto.
While Johnson is clearly a guard in the NFL and he played at left guard last season, he was the left tackle for Boston College the year prior, so he has some versatility if need be.
Johnson could work on pass protection a bit. There were times when stunts confused him or caused a miscommunication on the Boston College offensive line. He’s also not hyper-athletic or super quick, but that isn’t a necessity at guard in the NFL.
Zion Johnson Highlights
Zion Johnson Draft Projection
Zion Johnson is currently projected to be drafted by the New York Jets at No. 35.
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