Quindell Johnson 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Part of two state championship teams in high school
- Played football and basketball in high school
- Twin brother also plays for Memphis
- Scheme tendencies: 4-2-5, blended coverages
- 2022 projected role: Starting safety
Pros: Quindell Johnson is a playmaker for Memphis and has proven himself across multiple seasons as a starter. A versatile player, Johnson has appeal in coverage as a single-high defender, split-zone safety, and even in man coverage. He is a smooth and fluid athlete that has good anticipatory skills in coverage. There is a natural way about how he sharply processes route combinations and puts himself in position to leverage routes. Johnson is an eager run defender with an aggressive downhill trigger. He is an excellent tackler that rarely comes up empty due to taking consistently sound angles, wrapping up, and his competitive toughness. Johnson has strong ball skills and has made his share of plays driving forward on the football and locating the ball with his back to the line of scrimmage. Overall, Johnson has good size, athleticism, experience, versatility, and balanced ability against the run and pass.
Cons: While it’s easy to love his assertiveness to pursue the football, there are times he can play through a straw and lacks awareness of blockers. In addition, his ability to beat blocks and play through contact is below average. Athletically, Quindell Johnson is more smooth than he is sudden. Johnson has been very consistent across three seasons at Memphis—what’s next in his evolution as a player? Can he take a step and become even more impactful?
Quindell Johnson NFL Draft Scouting Report by Joe Marino