Jaleel Johnson
Round 3-4
Potential Starter

Jaleel Johnson

Defensive Tackle
  • Year: Redshirt Senior
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 316
  • 40-Yard: 5.38
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Good size with long arms. Thick build, plays with strength and power. Instinctive, quick to find the ball and makes plays. Seldom out of position. Well coached and technique sound. Plays equally well versus the run and pass. Shows good interior pass rush ability. Tough and competitive.

Weak Points

Workout at Combine was a disappointment. Lacks speed and explosiveness. Agility drills and jumps were below average for the position. Tests out as an overachiever.

The Way We See It

A fifth-year senior and a two-year starter. A very good program guy who has improved every year. Plays as a 4-3 DT at Iowa but can play in a 4-3 or 3-4 at the next level. Before the Combine, I thought he might be a 3- or 5-tech depending on scheme. Now, it looks like he is better suited to play on the nose. There is no questioning what he has done on tape, this guy is a good player. Test results, though, will get him drafted lower than originally thought. Some team is going to get a steal in the mid rounds because this kid is a competitive player.