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Prospect Profile: FSU T Roderick Johnson

Roderick Johnson

Tackle| Florida State| Junior

Height:6-foot-7*|Weight: *298 pounds

College Stats

2016: Started all 13 games he played; earned Jacobs Trophy (ACC's best blocker) and named First-Team All-ACC for a second straight season; helped Dalvin Cook rush for 267 yards (second-most in school history in one game) against South Florida; First-Team All-American by Walter Camp; Second-Team All-American by Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports and American Football Coaches Association

Career:Started final 31 games of career; cracked opening lineup as a freshman (final five games of 2014), helping Florida State win the ACC and Cook rush for 100-plus yards in the final three games of the season; helped the Seminoles make three straight New Year's Six bowl games; helped Cook total four career 200-yard rushing games and become the school's all-time leader in career rushing yards (4,464) and touchdowns (46) and rushing yards in a season (1,765 in 2016)

Combine Results

Note: Johnson did not participate in on-field drills at the combine because of a stomach virus. The numbers below are from Florida State's Pro Day, reported by NFL Media's Gil Brandt.

40-yard dash: 4.91 and 4.90 seconds

Broad jump: 8 feet, 7 inches

Vertical jump: 29.5 inches

3-cone drill: 7.95 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.94 seconds

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Profile

Summary:The former blue chip recruit out of Missouri opted for Florida State over Ohio State and Alabama. Johnson won't turn 22 until Nov. 28, and some believe he could have benefitted by staying for one more year of development before turning to the pros, but his accomplishments at Florida State stand tall like him and are accompanied by arms that measured 36 inches. Johnson began with the Seminoles as a reserve in 2014 on a team that had all five starters drafted or signed by NFL teams. He cracked the starting lineup that season five times in the eight games he played, then won back-to-back Jacobs Trophies, continuing the two in a row won by former teammate Cam Erving in 2013-14. Johnson's emergence in 2014 allowed Erving to move to center to help the team.

In a pre-draft bio on NFL.com, Lance Zierlein wrote of Johnson: "Long-limbed left tackle who has the physical traits that teams want from their blind-side protector, but who is missing some of the body control and balance that is needed to succeed at his position."  

Stacking up: NFL Media analysts Mike Mayock and Bucky Brooks ranked Johnson as the fourth-best option at tackle in this year's draft. 

Snow before Seminoles:Growing up in Missouri, Johnson was no stranger to winter. He told the Orlando Sentinel that he shoveled about 10 driveways a day during high school.

"I did that all through high school, even when I was a senior, to pick up some extra cash," Johnson said. "I had my regular seasonal customers, so I gave them a call when I came through with a shovel."

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