Free Agent Profile: Defensive Tackle Austin Johnson


Austin Johnson, 6’4″, 314 pounds, 32 3/4″ Arm Length

Signature Stat: Missed Tackle Rate of 4.5% ranked 29th best out of 146 DI with 20% of run defense snaps.

Contract Projection: 2 years, $10M, $5M AAV, $3.5M GTD

Cover 1 Take: Looking to rebound after stretch in LAC, may lack market and sign cheaper than projected

Summary: A mammoth defensive tackle whose #1 comp is DaQuan Jones, showcasing remarkable flexibility across the defensive front, adept at playing as a nose tackle, 3-technique defensive tackle, or even defensive end in odd front formations. Demonstrates exceptional upper and lower body strength, along with powerful grip strength, effectively shocking offensive linemen. Possesses the versatility to execute one or two-gap responsibilities and consistently triumphs against combination blocks through various techniques. Notably, displays resilience by ricocheting back into gaps after feed blocks and rarely struggles to disengage from one-on-one matchups. Known for tireless effort in the run game, he utilizes impressive lateral quickness and violent power to push the pocket, making him a formidable force on the defensive line which is why he is my #2 target at defensive tackle. -Turner

Signature Skill/Trait:  Strength