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Eddie Johnson

SELECTED BY WASHINGTON , ROUND 6, PICK 15, OVERALL PICK 180
PT | (6-3, 232, 5.2) | Idaho State
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Punted and was the backup quarterback at Orange Coast Community College (Calif.) in '99 and 2000. Averaged only 38.0 yards per punt in 1999 and 40.0 in 2000, but was an All-Big Sky punter and NCAA Division I-AA All-American in '01, when he averaged 46.3 yards on 49 punts with 10 inside the 20 and no blocked kicks. In '02, averaged 46.2 yards on 51 punts with 15 inside the 20, eight touchbacks and no blocked kicks.

Positives: Has plus-size, good hands and a very strong leg. Holds on placement kicks. Conventional right-footed punter. Backup quarterback in junior college who can throw. Gets the ball off quickly with a touch-to-toe time in the 1.31 to 1.35 range. Good hang time but can also pooch. Has some toughness and is a member of a boxing club. Also kicks off and has a powerful leg to kick into and out of endzone.

Negatives: Benefited from high altitude and indoor kicking. All games were indoor or in good weather. Doesn't hit the coffin corner with consistency.

Summary: Johnson is one of the best punting prospects available because he has a powerful leg and has improved accuracy.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.