50 targets, 38 receptions, 350 yards allowed (7.0 YPA), 80 tackles, two interceptions
I named Church a potential breakout player in 2012, and he was on his way before going down for the season in Week 3. I’m still pretty bullish on him in 2013, namely because I love what he can do in the box. Church isn’t an elite athlete, but he’s very quick, as evidenced by his 4.17 short shuttle. I expect him to play the Kam Chancellor role in this 4-3 defense.
More on Church in 2013
30 targets, 17 receptions, 220 yards allowed (7.3 YPA), 30 tackles, two interceptions
Right now, I’m just going to project Johnson as if he’ll be the starter in 2013. So if he’s the man, what’s a realistic projection? Let’s take a look at his closest competition.
Johnson: 6'1", 215 pounds, 4.52 40-yard dash, 10-1 broad jump, 4.07 short shuttle, 6.84 three-cone drill, 38-inch vertical, 18 reps
Player X: 6'0", 214 pounds, 4.63 40-yard dash, 10-1 broad jump, 4.06 short shuttle, 6.78 three-cone drill, 38-inch vertical, 15 reps
"Player X" is first-round pick Kenny Vaccaro. We know that Johnson has what it takes to perform, but it’s all about staying on the field.