Safety John Johnson was the first Boston College player off of the board in the 2017 NFL Draft. Johnson was selected in the 3rd round at pick #91 overall. Here was some reaction on Twitter to the pick:
John Johnson isn't an enforcer over the middle but ball skills & athleticism to roam deep middle makes him really attractive in today's NFL.— Brian Billick (@CoachBillick) April 29, 2017
Snead said coach Fassell saw John Johnson as "one of the top core (special teams) players in this draft." @CVRamsClub— Joe Curley (@vcsjoecurley) April 29, 2017
Rams select safety John Johnson at No. 91 overall. He has played at both safety and corner. Described as a player with strong cover skills.— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) April 29, 2017
On ESPN's live coverage Mel Kiper and Todd McShay had similar views on what Johnson does well and what he has to work on. Kiper was a little more positive than McShay:
Kiper- "He didn't have a lot of fanfare but he developed throughout his career into a good prospect. He's got good ball skills. He isn't one of those highlight reel tacklers but he can break it down in space."
McShay-"The thing that drove me crazy breaking down his tape is inconsistent angles and a lot of missed tackles. He's got to clean that area of his game up. It'snot a toughness question. It's the instinct and angles when it comes to defending the run."
BCI anticipates that fellow Eagle Matt Milano will come off of the board sometime today.