2013 Draft Profile – OT Lane Johnson

The pass was picked off by Will Davis and the Utah State defensive back was off and running toward a Senior Bowl touchdown.

There was just one problem – Davis had not counted on Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson giving a hoot whether somebody took back a takeaway against his team in the all-star game. But then he didn’t know Johnson, a small-town kid from east Texas who left high school as a 220 pound quarterback and will move into the NFL as a 300-pound plus offensive tackle.

Davis had scampered 25 yards down the field when the tall shadow of Johnson knocked him out of bounds, well short of the end zone. “I had the angle on him,” Johnson said with a smile. “I bet he was surprised that I was the one.”

It was a play that had NFL scouts and personnel types talking, and showed the remarkable package of physical skills possessed by Lane Johnson.

Here’s a profile on Lane Johnson.

13 Responses to “2013 Draft Profile – OT Lane Johnson”

  • March 26, 2013  - txchief says:

    Hmmm…. I think that I may have figured out the Reid/Dorsey draft strategy. I believe their plan may be to trade Albert and trade out of the 1-1 pick to gain additional draft selections. With the picks, they will try to acquire Joeckel, Fisher and Johnson. The Chiefs will be so powerful at LT tackle that no team can defeat them.

  • March 27, 2013  - R W says:

    Lane Johnson could be a target if say, Buffalo works a deal to trade up to 1-1. At 1-8, he might be there for the picking but then other guys like Star, Tavon or C.Patterson could be options to consider at that juncture.

  • March 27, 2013  - el cid says:

    txchief I believe Reid is a proponent of power OLs in the general sense. No so sure two rookies at Tackle is the way to go. QB might die while they learn, and their contracts would expire the same year for huge money.

    That said I see some value in your idea. It would be interesting if we had two starting rookies at a college position which has agreed upon studs.

  • March 27, 2013  - Niblick says:

    el cid-I think txchief was being sarcastic regarding drafting mutiple tackles in the 1st round. He wants them to draft Geno, at least that was my read on his post. Perhaps I’m wrong and he was serious. Just a footnote, they are bringing Geno in town for a a personal workout. I’m sure it is a smokescreen to try and find a team to trade up to 1-1, to be sure they get Geno. I would love to see us trade down a few slots and get perhaps a 2nd round pick and another pick.

  • March 27, 2013  - el cid says:

    True but there is always a grain of thrth, even among the scarcastic. So just take that grain and run with it.

    For the upteen time, Geno is not my guy but I am not the HC. It is fun to twitch the balloon of those who find Geno the end all. And besides txchief, among others, seems more dissatisfied with current management after supporting the previous bunch for so long a period.

  • March 27, 2013  - txchief says:

    Actually, with such a strong left side of the line, it would be kind of pointless to draft a new RT. Smith could roll to the left and the Chiefs could primarily run to the left as well. Perhaps they could utilize Dexter McCluster’s talents by lining him up as an eligible receiver at RT. Just a thought.

  • March 27, 2013  - R W says:

    You know , we’re all wanting the same, all wanting nirvanna in some form but it all too often fails in the end on many expectations and fronts. On some rare occcasion those expectations find traction.

    Where are we? To be continued….

  • March 27, 2013  - el cid says:

    Got to say I like the McCluster at RT idea, tx. Really out of the box thinking, inventive. We need to face it, McC is not much of a slot or WR or RB and goes down with arm tackles, maybe he can block?

    I will forward this to one arrowhead for Reids consideration. In fact I will inclued you fondness for Geno. That might just settle the issue for him.

  • March 27, 2013  - St Paul 1 says:

    I hope McCluster comes into his own this year, but am not optimistic. If he doesn’t, I hope they’ll give up on this experiment. These guys who come in and supposedly can play three different positions… Somehow it never seems to work. Wasn’t it Kris Wilson a few years back who was supposed to be a huge offensive threat at multiple positions yet never really managed to get any playing time? I’d much rather have someone who specializes in one position and becomes expert at it.

  • March 27, 2013  - txchief says:

    I can’t deny it. I want the Chiefs to use the 1-1 pick on a potential impact player. Joeckel, Fisher and Johnson are without a doubt great college players and great pro LT prospects. I just don’t want to see the Chiefs pass on Smith, Barkley or whoever and see that QB tear up the league, especially when KC has a better than average LT under contract for the upcoming season. LTs don’t win games for you, although you can’t win too many without one. KC already has Albert.

    As I’ve said before: Fortune favors the bold. I would personally be happier seeing Clark’s boys take a potential transformational player and fail instead of picking up role player(s) who really do not improve the chances of winning a championship all that much.

    The foundation of a good, and potentially great, team is already at Arrowhead. Alex Smith is doubtlessly a vast improvement over Cassel and Quinn, but he’s not shown anyone, anywhere that he is capable of pushing a team over the top. I’ll be ecstatic if I’m wrong.

    Cid, please don’t criticize me too much for my misguided hope in the past that Pioli and his minions might improve the Chiefs. Although I’ve never lived in Mizzurah, Reid and Dorsey have to “show me” something before I’ll be totally on board with their plans.

  • March 27, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    Your lack of respect for the need of a talented Offensive Line says it all.

    Do you flog yourself one a day or more often? ;-)

  • March 28, 2013  - txchief says:

    Three times a day, minimum

  • March 28, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    Good one…. or should I say three :-)

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