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!
Johnson: Thanks!