Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Chauncey Gardner-Johnson

Safety
School: Florida | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10.7 / 210 | 40: 4.48 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.93
Projected Round
2nd
Pos: 
Two-year starter with the versatility to be used at safety and cornerback. Fast, explosive and instinctive. Displays speed moving in every direction of the field, has a great closing burst and plays with a nasty attitude. Effectively reads and diagnoses the action, keeps the play in front of him and covers a good amount of area on the field. Quickly gets out to the flanks, makes great use of his hands to protect himself and fires upfield to make plays. Displays terrific cover skills, quickly picks up assignments and has a great burst to the ball out of his plant. Constantly around the action, plays with suddenness and easily redirects to the action. Wraps up tackling.
Neg: 
Not a big or tall safety. Struggles to get off blocks once engaged at the point.
Analysis: 
Gardner-Johnson displayed terrific development the past two seasons and is a talented defensive back who can line up as a true free safety and play over the slot receiver. He has size limitations that may cause mismatches, but his intangibles, instincts and athleticism will help Gardner Johnson thrive at the next level.