His first two years within the league Johnson discovered it troublesome staying wholesome and on the sphere, however dedicated to including lean muscle mass to his body to carry up in what is among the most demanding positions in Buffalo’s defensive scheme.
“He’s worked extremely hard to get a good grasp of the defense to the point where now he’s like a coach on the field,” stated defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier of the previous fourth-round draft alternative. “And Jimmy Salgado, who works with our nickels has done a terrific job of spending time with him both at practice, in the classroom, pre-practice. So that’s helped as well. He’s developed into a really, really good player, one of the best slot corners in the National Football League. So we are very fortunate to watch his development and see his maturation over this period.”
Johnson now not simply performs his task throughout the scope of the scheme. Much like veteran safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer, the fourth-year nickel has acquired the ability of disguising the defensive appears to the opposing offense.
“It’s just been a matter of steady growth at the position,” Frazier stated. “Against Miami, we were playing a zone coverage where we want to kind of disguise it and make it look like man as much as we can. And he’s doing a good job of that in trying to trick the quarterback, which is something he wouldn’t have done, say, two years ago. But because of his experience, because of his growth, his confidence, he’s able to do things like that and turned out to be a play where he ended up stripping the football and Matt Milano ends up recovering the football just because of some of his disguise. He’s become a big time playmaker for us.”
Johnson is the most recent instance of the Bills entrance workplace re-signing their very own. Over the final 14 months, GM Brandon Beane has secured contract extensions with former draft selections Dion Dawkins, Tre’Davious White, Matt Milano and Josh Allen.