UCF running back Storm Johnson to declare for 2014 NFL Draft

Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; UCF Knights running back Storm Johnson (8) runs for a 40 yard touchdown during the second half against the Baylor Bears in the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Following one of the best performances of his college football career in the UCF Knight’s 52-42 Fiesta Bowl win over the Baylor Bears going for 124 yards and three touchdowns, RB Storm Johnson will declare his intentions to enter the 2014 NFL Draft, according to a report from the Orlando Sentinel.

In 2013, Johnson rushed for 1,765 yards and 19 touchdowns on 335 carries in helping lead the Knights to the American Athletic Conference championship and that appearance in the BCS, the first in school history.

Johnson is now the second, pivotal member of that team to depart following the dream season as QB Blake Bortles announced his decision to go pro a few days ago.

Many scouts see Johnson as a franchise running back, and it’s no surprise why. Johnson is terrific between the tackles and can catch the ball out of the backfield. One of the main issues that a team may have is his durability, given the number of carries he’s had throughout his time at UCF.


Topics: NFL Draft, Storm Johnson

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