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Storm Johnson | Running Back

Team: UCF Knights
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 216

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Jaguars selected UCF RB Storm Johnson with the No. 222 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Johnson (6-foot, 209) signed with Miami as a four-star recruit but wound up at UCF, where he spent two seasons. He finished college with 1,765 yards and 19 touchdowns on 335 carries (5.27 YPC), adding 41 receptions. Johnson's Combine measurables were average (4.60 forty, 35 1/2" vertical, 9-foot-10 broad jump), but his vision, feet and aggressive running style stand out on tape. Johnson has tight hips, fumbled eight times in college and has a long way to go in pass protection, but it's not out of the question that he'll become a contributor. Sat, May 10, 2014 05:50:00 PM

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UCF's Storm Johnson pulled his left hamstring during his pro day workout.

It is a disappointing outcome for Storm Johnson, who was hoping to improve off of the 4.60 forty from the NFL Combine and catch passes from Blake Bortles, something he did quite well during his time at UCF. Johnson's vision and anticipation in open space is very good for a bigger back.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 02:36:00 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl believes UCF RB Storm Johnson ran laterally too often last season.

"Love Storm's agility/burst combo but must improve discipline as an inside runner," Weidl tweeted. "Too much east/west on tape." Our own Josh Norris loved Johnson's vision and anticipation once hitting the second level, allowing him to find more open space. It is a unique trait for a running back of his size.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 11:58:00 AM

UCF RB Storm Johnson should be selected in the third- or fourth-round, according to former NFL exec Greg Gabriel.

"Johnson has a lot of talent. He just doesn’t have great top-end speed," Gabriel writes. "He will become a steady NFL running back, and I look for him to be an eventual starter in the league." We were surprised by Johnson's excellent vision and open field anticipation when watching him. That is difficult to find in a bigger back.
Mon, Feb 3, 2014 01:58:00 PM

UCF junior RB Storm Johnson has declared for the NFL draft.

Johnson joins his quarterback, Blake Bortles, in jumping to the NFL. The running back is a former Miami transfer and instantly becomes one of the bigger backs in the class. Our own Josh Norris thinks he is a bit limited in terms of explosion and shiftiness, but expect Johnson to be a third day selection.
Mon, Jan 6, 2014 03:49:00 PM

UCF junior RB Storm Johnson rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in the school's 52-42 win over Baylor.

Johnson did fumble during the game. We expect the Miami transfer to declare despite lacking an explosive style. Johnson could earn a third- to fifth-round draft pick in May.
Thu, Jan 2, 2014 11:39:00 AM

UCF junior RB Storm Johnson has "exceptional lateral agility and acceleration out of cuts for (his) size," according to Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl.

This allows Johnson to create yards on his own. The junior "runs hard, shows good peripheral vision and brings versatility in pass game," Weidl tweeted. "Love his finish." The Miami transfer is a bigger back, but shows some nice movement skills. His draft decision is likely tied to Blake Bortles.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 10:21:00 AM

UCF junior RB Storm Johnson carried the ball 18 times for 104 yards and a touchdown in Friday's victory over No. 8 Louisville.

Johnson added four catches for 79 yards and another touchdown. After running behind Latavius Murray in 2012, the former Miami Hurricane has broken out this season. Johnson earned a preseason undrafted free agent grade from draft insider Tony Pauline; he'll receive more attention next season when he and QB Blake Bortles return for their senior seasons.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 11:41:00 PM

UCF junior RB Storm Johnson earned a preseason undrafted free agent grade from draft insider Tony Pauline.

Johnson is a "patient, interior runner who combines quickness and power," per Pauline. "Picks up the difficult yardage Has an upside and will have the opportunity to display his skills this season as the feature runner." Johnson ran behind Latavius Murray last season, but the former Miami Hurricane could produce quite a bit if he sustains the lead role.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 10:06:00 AM

UCF will face Ball State in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl on December 21.

Two Golden Knights to check out are senior defensive end Troy Davis and guard Theo Gains. For Ball State, cornerback Jason Pinkston is another worth marking down. After that, this game is limited on NFL talent.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Dec 3, 2012 09:22:00 AM

With starting senior RB Latavius Murray considered week-to-week with a shoulder injury, UCF may turn to sophomore Storm Johnson to start against Ohio State.

Johnson, a former Miami Hurricane, did fairly well when given the chance in the team's opener, taking 12 carries for 34 yards and two touchdowns. Despite many fans claiming Johnson should start over Murray prior to the season, the latter did outperform the sophomore in the school's opener. The Buckeyes would be a nice test for the young running back.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 09:13:00 AM

UCF sophomore RB, and former Miami Hurricane, Storm Johnson is prepared to take the field after sitting out the 2011 season due to transfer regulations.

Johnson averaged 13.2 yards per attempt on nine carries as a freshman, but his reported association with an on-campus marijuana incident, along with his poor relationship with Al Golden led the running back to seek a transfer. He landed at UCF because of a strong relationship with head coach George O'Leary, and Johnson spent last season working with the scout team. If his talent is as advertised, Johnson could become the focal point of the Golden Knights offense.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 09:13:00 AM