Discussion

RB Johnson has versatility, value

Updated: April 18, 2013, 4:48 PM ET
By Steve Muench

Draft analysts -- including yours truly -- always seem to focus on first-round talents, with their awesome physical tools and lofty expectations. Fans want to know who might fit in with their favorite teams and how they could help fuel a Super Bowl run.

Hitting on those players is imperative, but it's proven every year that successful teams will also find help on Days 2 and 3 of draft weekend. So with that in mind, let's take a closer look at a Day 3 prospect who isn't generating top-tier buzz but could still make an impact at the next level.

A scandal that grabbed national headlines and subsequent coaching change, coupled with a disappointing 4-8 season, didn't help Arkansas RB Dennis Johnson garner national attention during the season.

Johnson was lost in the shuffle playing on an offense that includes five legitimate draft prospects, including an early-round quarterback in Tyler Wilson and fellow running back Knile Davis. Finally, earning a Tiki Barber-like reputation for fumbling doesn't help.

Still, Johnson could turn into a better pro than college player, and here's what makes him a Day 3 prospect to keep an eye on.

MORE NFL HEADLINES