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Prospect Primer: Jermaine Johnson II, Edge, Florida State

ACC defensive player of the year went from junior college to Georgia to Florida State

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Florida State Edge Jermaine Johnson II has consulted more than two dozen mock drafts from reputable national outlets and compiled a list of players most frequently mocked as draft selections in the bottom half of the first round (picks 16-32) who would fit Green Bay's potential roster needs.

Between now and draft day, when the Packers own the No. 22 and 28 overall selections in the first round, those players will be profiled with thumbnail sketches and videos known as "Prospect Primers."

Today's player is …

Jermaine Johnson II, Edge, Florida State

Height/Weight: 6-5, 254

Key stats: Led the Atlantic Coast Conference in sacks (12) and tackles for loss (18), ranking in the top eight nationally in both categories in 2021.

College honors: Named ACC defensive player of the year and earned several first- and second-team All-America honors.

Background/other info: The well-traveled Twin Cities native began his college career at Independence Community College (of Netflix's "Last Chance U" fame) before moving on to Georgia for two seasons and then finally Florida State. One of the top JUCO prospects in the country, he recorded 7½ sacks for the Bulldogs over the 2019-20 campaigns, and then totaled a dozen with the Seminoles in a breakout year that came with all kinds of accolades. He ranked in the top eight in the country in both sacks and TFLs, and then the ACC defensive player of the year had a strong week at the Senior Bowl. He put on six pounds between the scouting combine and Florida State's pro day, where he impressed with 27 reps on the bench press, which would have tied for the most at his position at the combine. He seems to be climbing up draft boards as the pre-draft process unfolds, so just how long he'll be available on Day 1 remains very difficult to tell.


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