Jaleel JohnsonNT Iowa

6-3, 316, (PD) 5.2,  28" Vert,

8'8" Broad, 7.64 3-Cone, 

4.62 SS, 19 Reps,  33 1/4"Arms 

All Out All The Time Guy. 

By TOM

Johnson is a great Nose Tackle who played DT at Iowa. He is fierce, relentless, and nasty. Elite hands and speed to power. Best stack and shed player in this Draft. Elite torque in his hips to power double teams aside. Amazingly nimble and agile moving around the field. He has some suddenness in his shoulder reversing direction. I could watch this cat play all day.

2016: Senior DT Jaleel Johnson led Iowa with 7.5 sacks (50 yards), becoming the first defensive tackle to lead the team in sacks since Mike Daniels in 2011 (9-53). Johnson's sack total tied for seventh in the Big Ten. He was named first team All-Big Ten by league coaches and set career highs in tackles (52), tackles-for-loss (10-54), and sacks. He had a career-best nine tackles in Iowa's 14-13 win against No. 2 Michigan, including a tackle for a safety, and finished his career with 27 consecutive starts.

He was not a one year Wonder: 2015: Started all 14 games at defensive tackle . . . recorded 45 tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss and four QB sacks . . . started at defensive tackle in 31-14 win over Illinois State as defense allowed 35 net rushing yards and 231 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and three assists vs. Illinois State, along with one QB pressure.

Minnesota: He can fight off two blockers on short yardage to make the tackle. Uses his hands well to keep OGs off his shirt. He has a nice pop off the snap, but will lower his head sometimes. Nice speed when he stunts outside to get to the QB. He can pop the ORG back three or four yards, and then break inside and sack the QB. He has some nice power and hands in the rush. He can hold up the double at the point of attack and force the RB to bounce it outside. 

Rutgers: Terrific job using his hands to shove off the OC, slide off the FB, and then jumping on the RB as he tries to slash by. He is surprising in the rush as you would. Shocking spin move off interior blockers sometimes. He has great short area burst and strength inside. You cannot run at him. He is a big Nose Tackle type, who can burst up field and hit the QB sometimes. Elite stack and shed player. 

FLA: Teams start off games double him in the rush. They will stunt him outside sometimes but that is a long way for him to go. Nice quick swim move right over the ORG. He can stunt inside, get hit by the OC and OLG, and still turn up field and hit the QB. He might be a 1st round pick. Great eyes and instincts, and rarely seems to be fooled by tricks and misdirection. He has some suddenness when he retreats back and lobs towards the ball.

Illinois: He will get over powered when the ORT powers him into the OC, and the LB blitzes his hole. Nice stunter who can run around the DE and shove off the OT with both hands, and get a lane to the QB. Nice job shoving up the ORG, and then moving laterally past the OC, and tackling the RB at the line. Shoves off the OC with his hands, and can go to either side and get the RB. He always seemed to be playing on the other side of the line.

Northwestern: Terrific holding up the O-linemen at the point. Great job reading the sweep, and taking the big hit, and still get outside the seam and hit the RB first. Plays with great eyes, and can hit the QB on the play action misdirection play, where the O-line is going one way, and the QB sneaks out the other way. It takes a great pair of eyes to read the QB when he goes away from his O-line. That is not easy to do.

Combine: He is pure nose tackle, whose forty time is irrelevant. He looked like a Nose Tackle moving in space. Heavy hands. When he hits the bag, in stack and shed drill, the holders moved back. He hit the coach in the reaction drill, which I kind of liked. 

2015 Game By Game: Started at defensive tackle in 31-17 win at Iowa State as defense allowed no points and just 66 yards total offense in the second half . . . recorded career-best five tackles at ISU, including three solo tackles, two assists and one QB sack . . . started at defensive tackle in 27-24 win over Pitt, recording one solo tackle and one assist as defense allowed just 55 net rushing yards and 282 yards total offense . . . started at defensive tackle in 62-16 win over North Texas, recording one assisted tackle and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in 10-6 win at Wisconsin as defense allowed no touchdowns and just 320 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and three assists at Wisconsin, along with one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in 29-20 win over Illinois as defense allowed just 46 net rushing yards . . . career-best six tackles vs. Illinois, including four solo tackles and two assists, along with one QB sack and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in 40-10 win at Northwestern as defense allowed just 51 net rushing yards and 198 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist at Northwestern, including one QB sack and a recovered fumble that led to an Iowa touchdown . . . started at defensive tackle in 31-15 win over Maryland . . . one solo tackle and two assists vs. Maryland, including 1.5 tackles for loss and one QB sack . . . started at defensive tackle in 35-27 win at Indiana, recording two solo tackles and two assists . . . started at defensive tackle in 40-35 win over Minnesota, recording one solo tackle and two assists . . . started at defensive tackle in 40-20 win over Purdue, recording two assisted tackles and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in 28-20 win at Nebraska . . . four tackles at Nebraska, with three solo stops and one assist, including one tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in 16-13 loss to Michigan State, recording two solo tackles, one assist and one pass break-up . . . started at defensive tackle in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford, recording two solo tackles.

Iowa Vs Michigan

Big Ten Conference Player of the Week Vs Michigan: Johnson (6-foot-4, 310-pounds) recorded a career-best nine tackles, including six solo tackles and three assists. His totals included two tackles-for-loss and a sack. Johnson recorded Iowa's first points of the game, collecting a safety when he dropped Michigan's De'Veon Smith in the end zone for a safety to cut Iowa's deficit to 10-2 in the second quarter.

You can see how he used his base and long arms to hold off blockers and get in front of the RB (1:30). Notice the three OLs standing in his way (1:41). You can just see him torque Kalis aside, and get a hand on the RB (1:49). Nice quick hands that are always moving, and shoving blockers off (1:57). I think he is an NFL Nose Tackle (2:30). He lined up on the Nose here and burst into the backfield. It was against a Toss, but he still got all the way outside and got in on the tackle.

He can cause a lot of trouble stunting (2:18). He has such great strength, instincts, and agility. Watch how he incredibly spun out of the double team, at the point, and got the first hit on the RB (4:20). He has great quick feet moving laterally, and has great quicks turning back and running when the ball goes the other way (4:27). You can see that suddenness changing direction all game long.

Watch the power on the Nose, as he rammed the OC back into the QB as he threw (4:48). He showed a great  quick burst off the snap that got him past blockers without them getting their hands on him, and forced the ORG to block him in the back (5:26). He played with some great nasty (5:46). They lined him up shading the OC a lot in this game, so we could really see him as a Nose tackle (5:56). Watch how he pounded his way through the double with a great shoulder club on the OC that almost lifted him off his feet. He can really put initial-burst to power inside.

He forced Michigan to start attacking the edges (8:55). 3-Tech. Watch the explosive initial burst and club that sent Kalis off his feet. Then he split the double and the ORT had to help (9:11). Lined up right on the nose again stacking and shedding the OC (9:23). Watch the quick read as he headed outside before the O-line did. Then the speed and hand violence to get a hit on the QB rolling outside (9:42). That is just not normal player for a NT.

Great job holding the double team at the point, and making the RB run through a different lane (9:03). Three Tech, watch the great strength and agility as he got through trash and traffic, on the run away. He cracked the RB at the goal line (9:53). He showed some interesting quickness inside for such a nice power player. He can burst between the OG and OC, into the backfield, and then chase the RB down from behind as he runs a toss. 

He had a great safety against Michigan in the 2nd quarter (11:18). He torqued Kalis (who is a draftable ORG) aside with his hips and hands, and slammed into the RB a half yard in the Endzone, and grabbed hold and did not let him get another inch, to claim the Safety. That was as incredible a play as you will ever see from an NT.

On the Nose, taking on the double team. I like to draft the guys opposing coaches game plan against (12:48). He lined up a little further outside, and rushed like a 5-Tech. He showed great speed to power, and swam into the QB to almost cause the INT (13:01). More like a 5-tech again, but watch the unstoppable power and instincts (15:06). He grabbed Kalis by the arms and torque him aside and sacked the QB. Please note that Michigan likely has five draftable guys on the O-line. He wasn't playing against Western Rhode Island School of Hair Design and Birthday Cakes. 

3-Tech. Watch the incredible speed to power to shove off the OC and ORG, and the cat quick lateral burst inside to find a giant lane to the QB (15:20). On the Nose. He got his hands up on the OC on the play action. Then watch him as he spun out of the double again (18:02). Nice Nose Tackle bull rush into the QB (18:54). He has such great smarts, heart, and hustle (19:44). He read the screen a little late, but then got outside and annihilated the RB.

On the Nose. He stacked the OC. Absorbed the big hit by the TE, shed them both, reversed direction, and went and got the RB. Incredible play for an NT (21:30). On the Nose, he stacked and shed (21:40). Great agility. Watch how he got knocked back. Then played the run like a Mike (21:49). This one is funny (21:55). Watch him shed the OC with his hands. Then he ran into the OLG by accidents and sent him flying backwards like he just got hit by a Chevy. Then he turned and panicked the QB. Okay, that's enough. I didn't mean to turn this into a Tape (too late), but he was so much fun to watch.

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Iowa Vs Michigan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KMPnLjcMmM

Johnson's Official Bio:

2016: Senior DT Jaleel Johnson led Iowa with 7.5 sacks (50 yards), becoming the first defensive tackle to lead the team in sacks since Mike Daniels in 2011 (9-53). Johnson's sack total tied for seventh in the Big Ten. He was named first team All-Big Ten by league coaches and set career highs in tackles (52), tackles-for-loss (10-54), and sacks. He had a career-best nine tackles in Iowa's 14-13 win against No. 2 Michigan, including a tackle for a safety, and finished his career with 27 consecutive starts.

2016: University of Iowa senior DT Jaleel Johnson, freshman K Keith Duncan, and freshman DB Manny Rugamba were recognized as Big Ten Conference Players of the Week following Iowa's 14-13 win over second-ranked Michigan on Nov. 12. Johnson was named Defensive Player of the Week, Duncan was named Special Teams Player of the Week, and Rugamba shared Freshman of the Week honors. Rugamba was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week vs. Michigan by College Sports Madness.
Johnson (6-foot-4, 310-pounds) recorded a career-best nine tackles, including six solo tackles and three assists. His totals included two tackles-for-loss and a sack. Johnson recorded Iowa's first points of the game, collecting a safety when he dropped Michigan's De'Veon Smith in the end zone for a safety to cut Iowa's deficit to 10-2 in the second quarter.

2015 Honors - - Honorable mention All-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . 

2015 - - Started all 14 games at defensive tackle . . . recorded 45 tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss and four QB sacks . . . started at defensive tackle in 31-14 win over Illinois State as defense allowed 35 net rushing yards and 231 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and three assists vs. Illinois State, along with one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in 31-17 win at Iowa State as defense allowed no points and just 66 yards total offense in the second half . . . recorded career-best five tackles at ISU, including three solo tackles, two assists and one QB sack . . . started at defensive tackle in 27-24 win over Pitt, recording one solo tackle and one assist as defense allowed just 55 net rushing yards and 282 yards total offense . . . started at defensive tackle in 62-16 win over North Texas, recording one assisted tackle and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in 10-6 win at Wisconsin as defense allowed no touchdowns and just 320 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and three assists at Wisconsin, along with one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in 29-20 win over Illinois as defense allowed just 46 net rushing yards . . . career-best six tackles vs. Illinois, including four solo tackles and two assists, along with one QB sack and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in 40-10 win at Northwestern as defense allowed just 51 net rushing yards and 198 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist at Northwestern, including one QB sack and a recovered fumble that led to an Iowa touchdown . . . started at defensive tackle in 31-15 win over Maryland . . . one solo tackle and two assists vs. Maryland, including 1.5 tackles for loss and one QB sack . . . started at defensive tackle in 35-27 win at Indiana, recording two solo tackles and two assists . . . started at defensive tackle in 40-35 win over Minnesota, recording one solo tackle and two assists . . . started at defensive tackle in 40-20 win over Purdue, recording two assisted tackles and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in 28-20 win at Nebraska . . . four tackles at Nebraska, with three solo stops and one assist, including one tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in 16-13 loss to Michigan State, recording two solo tackles, one assist and one pass break-up . . . started at defensive tackle in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford, recording two solo tackles. 

2014 - - Saw action in all 13 games . . . recorded two solo tackles and nine assists, with 2.5 tacles for loss and one sack . . . saw action in 31-23 win over Northern Iowa, recording one assisted tackle, which was a QB sack . . . saw action in 17-13 win over Ball State, but had no statistics as defense allowed just two field goals and 219 yards total offense . . . saw action in 20-17 loss to Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-20 win at Pitt, but had no statistics as defense allowed just three points in the second half . . . saw action in 24-10 win at Purdue, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 156 yards total offense . . . saw action in 45-29 win over Indiana, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 38-31 loss at Maryland, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 48-7 win over Northwestern as defense allowed just 180 yards total offense . . . recorded career-best three tackles vs. Northwestern, including one solo tackle, two assists and a shared tackle for loss . . . saw action in 51-14 loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 30-14 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 88 net rushing yards and 235 yards total offense . . . saw action in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin . . . recorded two assisted tackles vs. Wisconsin, including a shared tackle for loss . . . saw action in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee . . . recorded three assisted tackles vs. Tennessee, including one tackle for loss and a shared QB sack. 

2013 - - Saw action in seven games, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw first career action in 30-27 opening loss to Northern Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 59-3 win over Western Michigan, recording one assisted tackle for first career stop as defense allowed just 209 yards total offense . . . saw action in 23-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 165 yards total offense and 30 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 28-9 loss to Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-14 win at Purdue, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 53 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 24-21 win over Michigan, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 60 net rushing yards and 158 yards total offense . . . saw action in 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU, but had no statistics. 

2012 - - Redshirted.

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