Former UCF running back Storm Johnson could have been a third round pick says Bleacher Report’s Dan Pompei, had he not torpedoed his own draft stock by being a bit of an asshat.
Scouts say Johnson had at least third round talent coming out of college but plummeted to the seventh after demonstrating severe attitude problems during the draft process. Issues for Johnson included missed flights to team visits and being late to meetings. One scout told Pompei that Johnson “turned a lot of people off” with his behavior.
Johnson dropped all the way to the seventh where he was finally taken by the Jacksonville Jaguars, who will reunite him with college teammate Blake Bortles.
After originally signing with Miami, Johnson ended up at UCF where his two productive seasons put him on the national radar screen. The 6-1 back will compete with fellow rookies Beau Blankenship and Terrance Cobb, as well as journeyman Jordan Todman, for playing time behind presumed starter Toby Gerhart.