Roderick Johnson – Two-year starter at left tackle who made 31 career starts after joining the first team for the final five games of his true freshman season. First Team All-ACC as both a sophomore and a junior.
Tall, large college left tackle who projects to the right side on Sundays. Blocks with solid fundamentals and makes great use of angles as well as body positioning. Easily anchors in pass protection, shows the ability to adjust and pick up speed rushers and effectively works his hands. Quick out to the second level, keeps his head on a swivel and shows good recognition. Strong run blocker turning defenders off the line and opening up lanes.
Not naturally fluid or smooth. Exploited by speed rushers. Lacks footwork off the edge and has limited blocking range.
Johnson was consistent on the college level and offers the size, growth potential and enough ability to develop into a starting right tackle at the next level.