The Jets made a huge trade, as FSU defensive end Jermaine Johnson’s meteoric rise continues to Florham Park.
The Jets landed Johnson after trading the No. 35, No. 69, No. 163 overall picks to the Tennessee Titans for the No. 26 and No. 101 overall picks.
And the Jets used the 26th pick on the 2021 ACC Defensive Player of the Year. The 6-4, 260-pounder destroyed offensive gameplans last season as he finished with 17.5 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks. He possesses a variety of moves to reach the QB with a full arsenal of speed, spin and power moves.
Johnson started gaining steam after the Senior Bowl, where he dominated practices by wrecking offensive lineman in 1-on-1s and team drills. That parlayed him into a first round pick, although he had a last-minute slide on Thursday night.
He didn’t perform at a high level until his last season as Johnson started his collegiate career at a junior college before transferring to Georgia in 2019. He finished with 6.5 sacks in 17 games during his two-year stint with the Bulldogs. He then transferred to Florida State, where he dominated.
Source:: The Mercury News