Will Johnson
Will Johnson  CB  Michigan | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Will Johnson
Height
6-2
Weight
202
College
Michigan
Position
CB
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Detroit, MI
91.5/100
Player Rating
2
PositionRank (DB)
4.44
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
4
Interception YDS
80
Passes Defensed
4
Tackles
27
Sol tackles
20

Will Johnson CB Michigan | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Will Johnson CB Michigan
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside Man/Press CB
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.44 seconds (72%*)
Age: 21.1 DOB: 03/29/2003
Measurables:
Height: 6-2 (92%*) Weight: 202 (85%*)
Forty: 4.44 (O) (72%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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ROLE: Outside Man/Press CB
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.44 seconds (72%*)
Age: 21.1 DOB: 03/29/2003
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-2 (92%*) Weight: 202 (85%*)
Forty: 4.44 (O) (72%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 91.5 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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QB Rating When targeted: 42.7
Tackling:
73%
Run Defense:
79%
Coverage:
96%
Zone:
93%
Man/Press:
91%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Top 5
Overall Rank: #2 Position rank: #2
College Games: 24 College Snaps: 913
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 88/100
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 97 Stars 247 RATING: 97/100
Grade: 5 Stars 5 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.1 (100%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Patrick Surtain II - Alabama
79%
Devon Witherspoon - Illinois
75%
Trent McDuffie - Washington
74%
Draft Profile: Bio
Will Johnson from Grosse Pointe South High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Johnson opted to join Michigan after being heavily recruited.

In 2022 as a freshman Johnson saw action in 13 games and played a total of 437 snaps at cornerback for the Wolverines. He recorded 26 tackles, 2 assists, while adding 11 stops. In coverage Johnson notched up 2 pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and an elite QB rating when targetted of 53.2.

As a sophomore in 2023 he played in 10 games and logged 410 snaps for the Wolverines. He made 17 tackles, 4 assists, and had 6 stops. In coverage he totaled 2 pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and an elite QB rating when targetted of 39.7.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Has good ball skills to locate and attack the ball in the air.
  • Can get up under a receiver’s chin and has the speed to flip his hips and run downfield. Johnson has the quick and surprisingly powerful hands to jostle receivers early. But he’s at his best peeking into the backfield.
  • Has the length and speed to emerge as a starter two or three years down the line.
  • Has the quick feet to mirror receivers underneath. He also has the fluid hips and top-end speed to turn and run downfield. He shows good awareness when dropping into zone coverage, with good route recognition and the ability to break quickly and cover a lot of ground.
  • Instinctive, adept at reading routes and anticipating throws, and strong in zone coverage.
  • Has the fluidity, speed and quick feet to come down and defend slot receivers in man coverage. Johnson also does a nice job breaking down in space as a tackler after the catch.
  • Tracks the ball well and has the natural ball skills for forcing turnovers.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Suspect technician who too often lets the action come to him and energy and effort are too inconsistent.
  • Tends to play conservatively and give too much cushion when playing off.
  • Too often gives too much of a cushion while playing off his man, and it becomes especially problematic since he’s not a particularly willing tackler.

How other scouting services rate Will Johnson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
6.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
2.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.