What a great story Johnson is, and he was a player I was personally hoping would be Mr. Irrelevant.
While he would be fourth behind Kevin Smith, Jahvid Best, and Aaron Brown, Johnson's story alone would be positive for Detroit.
For those who do not know Johnson's story, here it is:
On Sept. 28, 2009, Johnson suffered an injury when the 275-pound barbell he was lifting fell on his throat during a routine team workout.
Bleeding from his mouth and nose, he was rushed to California Hospital Medical Center, and had three emergency surgeries to repair damage to his crushed vocal cord.
Doctors partially credited his survival to well developed muscles around his neck, which helped him keep open a breathing passage, as well as his level of fitness.
He was moved to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was released on Oct. 15, 2009, though he was still unable to speak and had a breathing tube in his throat. The injury ended his 2009 season.
That immediately puts him as a player to be signed just because of his courageous fight back.
Johnson's destination (sadly): Tennessee Titans