It is no secret that we think Trumaine Johnson should have been the third or fourth corner off the board and St. Louis got a steal by nabbing him in the Third Round.
Let’s take a look at what other sites had to say and how they are reacting:
I will try and see if I can get ahold of him tonight and ask him on his thoughts… Griznation is so damn proud right now. Its pretty cool to have another kid from Missoula now on our roster. Yall will love this kid. He can be a little rigid but, he will pour his heart out on the field. TRUST ME! – RamRocker
NFL.com said the 6-foot-2, 204-pound Johnson was arguably one of the best prospects to emerge from the Big Sky Conference in several years and he was rated the best draft prospect at the small college level and most underrated defensive back by the NFL draft report. Johnson started 42 of 47 games at Montana and had 15 career interceptions.
Johnson is a lanky defender who has the athletic ability to stay in a receiver’s hip and make plays. He uses his arms effectively in press coverage and jabs receivers to interrupt their routes and timing within the offense. He understands when to react in zone and possesses the long speed to take risks there and still recover. He is good at reading the receiver’s hips, reacting to their drop and quickly making a play on the ball. He is a very effective tackler and imposing athlete at the position.
From the reaction of the fans, the media and the Rams themselves, we are feeling pretty good about having Trumaine rated so high. One thing we do know is that speed, blanket coverage and hard hitting don’t slump. The AFC West just got a lot tougher in the secondary and the Rams look to have made some serious improvements in the 2012 Draft.