DT - NYG
This Week Outlook
Austin Johnson recorded a sack on six total tackles in the Titans' win over the Texans.
Johnson recorded his first career full sack along with his career-high in total tackles. Johnson had the best game of his career, but doesn't hold much fantasy value.
With the 43rd overall pick in the NFL draft, the Tennessee Titans have selected Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson.
Johnson was part of a formidable Penn State offensive line in 2015, racking up 6.5 sacks and 15 tackles for loss in his senior year. A developing player with excellent size at 6'4", 323 lbs., Johnson and Tennessee's first round two pick, Kevin Dodd, will likely form the nucleus of the Titans' defensive line for years to come.
Austin Johnson was a disappointment during one-on-one drills at a practice prior to the Senior Bowl according to Bryan Broaddus of the Dallas Cowboys. Johnson showed a "lack of activity" while rushing the passer which was a strength of his on tape.
Austin Johnson is graded as a second-round draft prospect and could use the combine to showcase his athletic ability and possibly move up to a first-round grade. 2016 could be a big year for interior defensive lineman in the draft, and Johnson could easily be taken earlier if a slew of players at his position start coming off the board.