Drew Boylhart   3/09

Domonique Johnson   CB   Jackson St       

 

STRENGTHS

Domonique has enormous talent to play his position at the next level.  He has that quick twitch, hip flip talent that is so very important in one-on-one coverage along with excellent catch up speed.  Domonique has great size and that wiry strength about him that is deceiving.  He looks to be a smart kid and his instincts are good.  He loves to go after the ball and is just dying to make the big play at CB or on special teams.  Domonique has that special athletic ability that could make him one of the best CB's in this draft.  

 

NEEDS TO IMPROVE

Right now, Domonique plays out of control, which is killing his draft status.  He looks for the big play so much that he loses site of the big picture.  He lacks football maturity.  If a good team brings him along slowly and doesn't make him feel like he has to make big play after big play, this kid could turn into one of the best in the NFL.  He just needs to calm down.  At his current level of play, he will be easy pickings for the big play against him because he just does not play under control.   

  

TALENT BOARD ROUND 2

This kid has top ten athletic talent.  It's a shame someone hasn't corralled this talent sooner.  Domonique has to learn to play under control and has to learn the meaning of the word team.  He has to learn to play his responsibilities first and not desert the team concept just so that he can make a big play.  At the next level, QB's will pick him apart until he learns.  I'm afraid he is the type of player that has to be torn down emotionally and then built back up to realize his potential.  Bill Parcells is a genius at handling players like this.  If someone has Parcells' coaching and nurturing abilities, then in a year or two, this kid will make the grade big time.  In the meantime, he should be able to impact on special teams.  As he learns, he will be a liability even as a nickel-dime corner, but he will also break some big plays.  He is a true "Boom or Bust" player, but I like him if he is not as immature off the field as he is on the field.  In the second or third round, this kid could be a steal.