Kyron Johnson

Kyron Johnson

Measurements
  • Height
    6003
  • Hand
    9
  • VJ
    39.5
  • Weight
    231lbs
  • Arm
    32 1/2
  • Speed
    4.4
ED Combine Averages
  • Height
    6032
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    33.25
  • Weight
    265lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    4.8
Brandon Tamres - Scout
Kyron Johnson
  • Overall Rank
    226
  • Position Rank
    22
  • Position
    ED
  • Team
    KANSAS

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Sacks Misc. Stats
2017 12 17 0.5 25.0% 0 1 FF
2018 12 16 4 13.0% 2 2 FF's
2019 12 55 5.5 23.1% 1 1 Pass Deflection
2020 9 42 4.5 9.9% 3 1 FF
2021 12 61 7.5 14.3% 5.5 4 FF's

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

At 6003, Kyron Johnson is by far the shortest EDGE prospect in this year's class. He also is the lightest. He has a poor, slight frame. Has average length, with adequately defined arms. Has a thin lower body. He has no known significant injury history.

  • Size
    3
  • Length
    5
  • Frame/Durability
    3
Grade 3.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Kyron Johnson displays adequate physical and mental toughness. He has an outstanding motor, consistently looking to make plays down the field and is relentless when rushing the passer...He shows limited instincts, showing average snap timing/anticipation and average run v pass diagnosis. He is also slow to key the ball on run plays and has average gap discipline. He looks lost at times, especially on play action and read options.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    4
  • Effort/Motor
    8
Grade 6.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Kyron Johnson has above the line AA, with above the line twitch, He has a combination of outstanding speed, above the line explosiveness, body control, COD. He has above the line bend in the hips, knees, and ankles. He has the body control and bend to bend the corner quickly...He has poor play strength, which is evident by his limited ability at POA, and his limited ability as a power rusher.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    8
  • Body Control
    7
  • Flexibility/Bend
    7
  • Change of Direction
    7
  • Play Strength
    3
Grade 6.5

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Johnson has an above the line get off, with an explosive first step. He is an average pass rusher who wins with speed and effort. He rushes the passer with above the line leverage and is able to bend the corner. He is unable to win as a pass rusher due to his poor play strength and size. He has active hands and displays an adequate pass rush plan. He has outstanding closing speed that allows him to make plays in pursuit and close on the QB quickly. He displays adequate angles in pursuit. He is poor vs the run due to limited instincts, poor play strength, and poor size. Once OL get their hands on his chest, he is done and is unable to consistently shed blocks. He does not have the play strength and size to anchor. He lost contain occasionally due to him keying the ball slowly and his inability to get off blocks. He needs to do a better job of keeping his outside arm free.

  • Get Off/Initial Burst
    7
  • Pass Rush
    5
  • Heavy Handedness
    5
  • Point of Attack
    4
  • Disengage
    4
  • Closing Speed
    8
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    7
  • Play Temperament
    7
Grade 5.9

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Kyron Johnson is a fifth year senior from Kansas who has started 39 of 57 career games. He was a three star LB coming out of HS. He split time as an off ball LB, and as an ED in 2018, and played almost exclusively as an off ball LB in 2019. He moved to ED in 2020 and played there in 2021 as well. He was on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in 2017. He was an All-Big 12 honorable mention (LB) in 2020, and an All-Big 12 second team selection by PFF. Johnson's size is going to make it hard for him to play as a DE. He projects best as a 3-4 OLB, who may need to move to WILL in a 4-3 scheme if he is unable to put on weight and create pass rush production. He projects as an average backup player who you can win despite of. He will be able to contribute on special teams immediately.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Texas
  • Nov - 13 - 2021
  • 2 sacks, 2 FFs, 5 total pressures generated
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Kansas State
  • Nov - 06 - 2021
  • 1 tackle, and only 1 pressure generated
Best Trait
Effort/Motor, Speed
Pro Comparison
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