The Arizona Cardinals selected safety Rashad Johnson from Alabama in this morning’s third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
So what do we know about Johnson. He is a former walk-on. He has 11 interceptions over the past two seasons. He has a quick reaction to the ball, however his size would be one concern at 5’11”. He also needs to bulk up just a little. He was a unanimous choice for the first-team All-SEC in 2008. That is saying something considering the conference. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. says he plays like a first rounder.
Overall this may end up being the smartest pick of the draft for the Cardinals. Also sounds like they got a steal for the end of the third round.
Some Rashad Johnson highlights: