No. 2: John Johnson, Los Angeles Rams
One of the pitfalls of the Rams picking up stars like Jalen Ramsey and Matthew Stafford via trade is the fact that some lower-priced free agents will often have to be discarded. Johnson has more than exceeded expectations as a fourth-round pick, but his future might not be alongside Sean McVay in Los Angeles.
The former Boston College star has totaled 350 tackles, 32 pass deflections, and eight interceptions in his four years with the Rams. it’s not a coincidence that Johnson’s sterling 2020 season helped the Rams become the best defense in the NFL.
John Johnson could be a game-changer in the Colts secondary
Johnson might not be a household name due to his lack of Pro Bowls and tendency to get overshadowed by some elite talent on the defensive end. Despite that, his numbers in coverage rank among the best in the NFL at the safety position, and he would be an absolute steal for the Colts.
At 6-0 and 210 pounds with more than enough speed and power to drop back into a deep zone and blitz off the edge, Johnson is the closest thing to a Swiss Army knife on the market right now. Ballard would do well to splash the cash for him.