Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #1 OG, #33/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 2 2009 Senior Bowl Invite 2008: Started 12 games at left guard and two games (Tulane and Utah) at left tackle in place of an injured Andre Smith earned first-team All-America honors from Pro Football Weekly a second-team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press, Sporting News, and SEC coaches twice named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (Clemson & Mississippi) won the team's Up-Front Award for his play along the offensive line started against Tulane in the second game of the year at left tackle in place of Andre Smith; earned offensive player of the week accolades from the Alabama coaching staff for his play. Sugar Bowl vs. Utah: He started the game at left tackle, but played only a handful of snaps before spraining a knee and not returning. 2007: One of two players on the offensive line (Andre Smith) to start in all 13 games started at right tackle 10 times and at right guard against Mississippi State, Louisiana Monroe and Auburn started at right guard against Mississippi State after injuries and suspensions forced some shuffling on the offensive line named UA Offensive Co-Player of the Week against Georgia. 2006: Johnson played a total of 132 snaps in 13 games. He finished with four knockdowns against Louisiana Monroe. He recorded a season-high 37 snaps against Oklahoma State in the PetroSun Independence Bowl. 2005: Redshirted.
Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Guard Mike Johnson -- He's a big sturdy football player who has a lot of pop in his blocks. Showed at Alabama that he could climb to the next level and block athletic linebackers. A closer look at the Falcons' picks:
Round 3/98 -- Mike Johnson, OG, 6-6, 312, Alabama: Established a school record when he played against Texas in the 2010 BCS title game, as it was his 54th game for the Crimson Tide. As a starter, he recorded 264 knockdowns or key blocks, 39 touchdown-resulting blocks and 18 downfield blocks. - by The Sports Xchange
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