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5 things about Bills sixth-round pick Jaquan Johnson

Here are five things about the Buffalo Bills sixth-round draft pick, Jaquan Johnson, a safety from the University of Miami.

1.Scouting report. His role as a team captain makes him the type of player the Bills like. He is rarely out of position and can hit, despite being 5-foot-10 and 191 pounds. Via NFL.com, "Interchangeable safety with aggressiveness and leadership qualities teams covet. Teams also covet big and fast which could push him into the third day of the draft. Teams might pick at his measurables, but he’s reliable in coverage and extremely consistent as a downhill, open-field tackler with a taste for striking. He has good short-area quickness and soft hands, but he lacks ball-hawking instincts, which limits his production. Johnson's play demeanor and urgency need equal consideration or a team could lose out on solid player."

2. Shutting it down. Johnson allowed just 0.21 yards per snap in coverage last season, according to Pro Football Focus. That ranked 10th among draft eligible safeties.

3. The stats. In 48 career games at Miami, he had 252 tackles. 7.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, eight interceptions (one returned for a TD), seven passes defensed and six forced fumbles. He finished the 2018 season with 92 tackles (ninth in the ACC) and was named second-team all-conference.

4. Family ties. Johnson's cousin is Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller, who also attended the University of Miami.

5. The combine. Johnson ran a 4.69 in the 40-yard dash at the combine, among the slower times for a defensive back, and did 18 reps on the bench press of 225 pounds.

Bills make Miami (Fla.) safety Jaquan Johnson sixth-round pick

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