Kentucky's Lonnie Johnson says he's 'the best corner in the draft'
One of the standouts from this year’s Senior Bowl in Mobile was Kentucky CB Lonnie Johnson, who had four tackles in the game.
As he prepares for the 2019 NFL Draft, Johnson isn’t lacking for confidence and is excited to prove himself to NFL squads.
After the Senior Bowl game, Johnson said he feels like he’s the top corner in this year’s draft class, citing his versatility at the position (via NFL.com):
“I feel like I’m the best corner in the draft. That’s what it is. I can tackle, I can cover, and some guys at my position don’t even want to tackle,” Johnson said. “I stood out. I’m 6-3, I’m 210 pounds, and I’m going to run 4.4 at the combine, so y’all can take it from there.”
Johnson said in the article that he spent a lot of time with the Chicago Bears during the week, so it’ll be interesting to see if that’s where he ends up in April.
This year, Johnson played in 11 games for the Wildcats, recording 23 tackles and one interception.