Name: Quinten Johnson
Weight: 200 lbs.
High school: Washington (DC) St. John’s
Class: Redshirt senior
Jersey number: #28
Last year: I ranked Johnson #56 and said he would be a backup safety and special teamer (LINK). He made 11 tackles and 1 tackle for loss.
TTB Rating: 79
Johnson was ranked #57 and #56 in the past two years, so he’s been a fringe player for a while. He suffered a nasty leg injury a couple years ago that slowed his progress, but I had given him a TTB Rating of 79 when he came out of high school, so I thought he would be a solid player. Unfortunately, that hasn’t really come to fruition so far in his career, during which he’s been a little used backup and special teamer. His playing time did pick up last season and he played quite a bit in the CFP semifinal against TCU.
During this past off-season, safety R.J. Moten transferred to Florida once he realized Makari Paige had moved past him on the depth chart. Now there’s a top two of Paige and Rod Moore, but the third safety spot is up for grabs. From what I’ve gathered so far, it looks like Johnson is the front-runner, but there are numerous other guys battling for playing time, including solid second-year prospects in Keon Sabb and Zeke Berry. Experience is a valuable asset at the safety position, so I’m giving Johnson the nod here.
Prediction: Backup safety and special teamer
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