With their fourth-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills selected cornerback Taron Johnson from Weber State.
During his time as a Wildcat, the Sacramento native appeared in 47 games, recording 172 total tackles, six interceptions and 48 defended passes. His efforts earned him an unanimous First Team All-American selection, was named the Big Sky Defensive MVP and was selected to play in the Reeses’ Senior Bowl.
When he got to the Bills, Johnson was slotted into a cornerback room with an extreme amount of talent and did not see much field time. Appearing in just two games as a starter in his 2018 rookie season, Johnson still managed to play in 11 games and record 42 total tackles and an interception.
In his following 2019 season, Johnson saw more starts increasing to seven on the season and recorded 50 total tackles. He eventually earned the starting nickel job however injuries has plagued him in the first two years in the league.
When Johnson is on the field, he gives this defense a good nickel corner. However, for him to increase his grade, he is going to need to prove he can stay healthy and on the field regularly.