2014 NFL Draft Sleeper Watch: Storm Johnson

By Chris Ross

The 2014 NFL Draft is a draft that, while it lacks truly elite talent at the running back position, does possess several mid-to-late round prospects that could end up making a big impact in the NFL. One of these running backs, Storm Johnson, has all the skills required to become a great back at the next level, yet he’s somehow still being overlooked as a potential sleeper.

Standing at 6-foot, 215-pounds, Johnson has great size for a running back, and with a big frame and a downhill running style, Johnson has very good power in his runs. Displaying excellent patience, Johnson does a great job of timing his runs, and when you throw in the fact that he is a solid pass catcher out of the backfield, Johnson looks like a pretty complete prospect.

With that said, Johnson does have his fair share of weaknesses. Although he is good at everything, he isn’t elite in any one aspect of his game, and because of that, he may never be more than a part-time back in the NFL. Not to mention, because he only started in one season of his college career, Johnson still lacks game experience.

Overall, however, Storm Johnson is what he is: He’s a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none type of player. Johnson probably isn’t going to be a starter at the next level, but he has plenty of talent to get the job done as part of a committee backfield. Johnson isn’t a star, but there is no doubt he would be well worth a late-round draft pick.

Chris Ross is an NFL Draft writer for RantSports.com. You can follow him on Twitter, @prosport_news, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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