Buffalo Bills: Darryl Johnson has to show improvement to make roster
By Daniel Bruce
The raw 2019 seventh-round draft pick has to refine his skills if he plans to make the Buffalo Bills roster over some key veterans this coming season.
Darryl Johnson was a bit of a surprise in last years preseason, which evidently led the Buffalo Bills having to keep him on the final 53-man roster.
While he showed flashes in preseason, when he was asked to play against starters in the regular season he struggled. Opposing teams would target Johnson at times due to his inexperience and lack of strength.
The raw defensive end was exceptional on special teams and that could be one way to find his way on the roster, but if he doesn’t improve on the defensive side of the ball his chances are slim.
Buffalo also added a lot of depth to the defensive line in the offseason, with A.J. Epenesa in the draft, while Mario Addison was picked up in free agency. Also with Quinton Jefferson having the ability to play there too Johnson has his work cut out for him.
Coming from a small school at North Carolina A&T, it’s to be expected that Johnson would have had trouble adjusting to the NFL game, but now with a full season under his belt he will have to show in training camp that he belongs.