by Clint Clearwater
NFL Draft Director and Senior Writer
April 3, 2012
Cam Johnson is a versatile defensive end that made a name for himself after a strong Senior Bowl week. He’s also got good size and skill that he showcased at the combine. His stock has been on the rise.
TFE: What is your accurate height, weight and 40 time?
Johnson: 6’4 268 4.75
TFE: Describe your game in three words or less.
Johnson: Versatile and explosive
TFE: What do you feel is your greatest strength as a football player and what area do you feel you need to improve in?
Johnson: One of my greatest strengths is my versatility; able to play in space or with my hand in the dirt and trenches. An area where I want to improve in is being able to use my hands better to shed blocks.
TFE: What is your greatest football moment to date?
Johnson: When we played Florida St. this year. It was a close game and we came out on top.
TFE: Did you have a favorite pro team growing up?
Johnson: The Redskins
TFE: How instrumental was coach London and coach Reid in your progression?
Johnson: They kept me improving, kept me going.
TFE: What have former college teammates now in the NFL told you about preparing for the league?
Johnson: Eugene Monroe and Clint Sintim just told me to keep improving.
TFE: What was the most important thing you feel like you learned from your experience at the Senior Bowl?
Johnson: Just to keep playing in different situations with different teammates; keep competing.
TFE: What was your favorite part of the combine?
Johnson: The drills; you go through school watching all your friends/teammates doing it and finally it’s your turn.
TFE: Was the combine what you thought it would be like?
Johnson: No it was different, more than just drills and tests; it’s a lot more than drills.
TFE: Do you have any goals in mind when it comes to the NFL Draft?
Johnson: No, I just want to contribute to a team as quickly as possible and be one of the best DE/OLB in the NFL.
TFE: What is the one thing you will most miss at college?
Johnson: The brotherhood, guys you hang out with all the time; I am going to miss playing with them.
TFE: When you get your first professional paycheck what is the first thing you will buy?
Johnson: Something for my parents; after that, it’s right back to work.
TFE: Any pregame rituals? Food? Music?
Johnson: I just listen to music.
TFE: Do you read mock drafts or listen to what draft experts have to say?
Johnson: I took advice from guys that have been there before, stay the course, don’t worry about it.
TFE: Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions and good luck!