Now that workouts involve pads, the fourth-round pick out of Nevada is starting to look more comfortable. From The Plain Dealer:
...Browns coach Pat Shurmur said the pads have helped Johnson create a little separation between himself and the other young linebackers in training camp. Of course, the fact that Johnson had two interceptions and stood up running back Brandon Jackson on a goal-line stop during Monday morning's practice also might have had something to do with that.
"He had a couple of interceptions and looked good on the goal line," Shurmur said. "The pads tend to separate the linebackers, and he's had a couple of good days."
Johnson finished his career at Nevada No. 1 in school history in forced fumbles. There is, according to The Plain Dealer, a chance he could open the season as a starter while Scott Fujita serves a three-game suspension stemming from the Saints bounty scandal.