Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
Lane Johnson is an all-around athlete. Originally a high school QB, Johnson played TE in junior college before switching to right tackle. Finally, in his senior year at OK, coaches moved him to left tackle where he protected QB Landry Jones and later dominated in the Senior Bowl.
At the combine, Johnson proved just how athletic he is with a 4.72 40 yard dash time, a mere .01 second slower than top O-Line performer, Terron Armstead. Johnson’s time was better than many tight ends, and such burst will give teams a huge advantage in the run game. He bested all offensive linemen in broad jump by 2 inches.
The only possible knock against Johnson is his little experience at left tackle. However, I say he’s already more than proven his worth and abilities at the position. NFL coaches can teach him to master the fundamentals, but it is rare to find such raw athleticism. He proved Saturday that he deserves to go within the Top-15, possibly Top-10.