Weight: 193 pounds
Round Projection: Late 1st – Early 2nd
Utah CB Jaylon Johnson was initially committed to the University of Southern California before a coaching change altered his plans. Instead, the former four-star recruit out of Fresno, CA, opted for Utah, and that decision has not done him a disservice.
Johnson is widely regarded as a first to second round talent, and he performed at a high level in the PAC-12 despite switching to a school of less athletic pedigree. In three years as a starter, Johnson never allowed a passer rating higher than that of 57.8 in each season, respectively.
Johnson is an instinctual corner with athletic traits to translate his skill to the NFL level. His combine metrics were right down the middle — nothing spectacular, but nothing that hurt him, either.
Known to be a tape-studier, Johnson could be the sharpest corner in the class, and his aggressiveness to jump routes remind me a bit of current Titans CB Malcolm Butler. Johnson is a slightly undersized playmaker with a nose for the football.
Dream scenario: the Titans trade out of round one for an early day two pick (plus more) and snag Johnson.