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5 things about Bills seventh-round pick Darryl 'Bam' Johnson

Here are five things to know about the first of the Bills' two seventh-round pick, North Carolina A&T edge rusher Darryl Johnson Jr.

1. The nickname. Johnson is mostly known as "Bam." He signed off on the Instagram post announcing he was planning to forgo his senior season at A&T as Darryl "Bam" Johnson.

2. The stats. The MEAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2018, Johnson was productive in all three of his seasons. He had 50 tackles with 19 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks in 12 games last season. That followed a sophomore season with 40 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks and a redshirt freshman year with 26 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.

3. Long arms. Has an impressive wingspan of 103 inches. His hands measured 10 inches at the scouting combine.

4. A&T connection. North Carolina A&T has now had a player drafted in each of the last three years. Running back Tarik Cohen was drafted by Chicago in the fourth round in 2017 and tackle Brandon Parker was drafted in the third round by Oakland last year. Before that, the school had not produced an NFL draft pick since 2005.

5. Scouting report. From NFL.com's Lance Zierlein, "High-cut, long-limbed edge rusher whose production in his final year does not appear to be translatable to the next level without much more work. Johnson is a Groundhog Day pass-rusher who shows tackles the exact same rush patch and tactics snap after snap. He needs to diversify his rush, get his hands involved earlier and add more muscle on his frame to improve his pro chances. His lack of lower-body flexibility might be tough to overcome, but he does have intriguing length and a frame that should get bigger with time."

Bills draft developmental edge rusher Darryl Johnson in seventh round

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