The Buffalo Bills continued to focus on the defense by selecting cornerback Taron Johnson out of Weber State with the No. 121 overall pick.
The Buffalo Bills kicked off their Day 3 picks by selecting cornerback Taron Johnson of Weber State.
I’m not going to pretend I watched any Weber State games, so let’s see what was said about Johnson in his NFL.com draft profile.
From the profile, written by Lance Zierlein:
"Johnson’s lack of size will drive him into a nickel role where he appears to have the foot quickness and cover talent to handle the job. He has to prove that he can play with confidence in his technique rather than grabbing during the route and his draft stock could be hinging on his 40-yard dash time at the Combine. He could find an early role as a CB4 before eventually filling the nickel spot."
Johnson is listed at 5-foot-11 and 192 pounds. He is not being brought in to lead the defense, but adding depth at corner is never a bad idea. At the same time, maybe he is poised to be great. That’s the beauty of the unknowns that come with the draft.
This stage of the draft is a time when teams do their best to seek out talent, but it is obviously not a time when fans should get way too up or way too down about any player chosen. Anyone who didn’t go to Weber State who has a strong opinion on Johnson may not be going off much source material.
The Bills still have four more picks to make today, barring any trades. I would like to see the team take a chance on Shaquem Griffin if he is available. Not only would it be a great story, but he can play and contribute to the defense right away. Maybe the team will even take a chance on Maurice Hurst. We shall see.
For now, we can all frantically search clips of Taron Johnson and make rash assumptions about the next four years of his NFL career.