Michael Johnson: 2021 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Michael Johnson
School: Savannah State
Q: In your final collegiate season, what goals did you accomplish this fall or set for this upcoming spring?
The last season I played, I wanted to show that all the hard work me and my teammates put in was worth it and it did, as we finished with an 7-3 record. This Fall I wanted to get myself ready for the league, so I pushed myself harder than ever before.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My team would say I am focused and driven. When there is a goal to achieve, they can count on me to do it.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When watching tape, I focus on their movement in the downs and see how they react when they are under pressure and vice versa and I take that and work my training into it.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I am more determined than anyone in regards to trying to make the league. I spend 50 percent of my time training and the other 50 percent finding out ways on how I can improve as a player.
Q: What is your plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities, especially with the virus limiting pro days/training facilities/etc?
Work harder than anyone else and to get ready to show what I can do. I get to train at an Olympic weightlifting center and trained by the best.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I am versatile and adaptable. During the first game of 2019 I was moved to guard from tackle so that a new center could be put in. It is important for me to be able to play any position at the drop of a hat.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other professional leagues?
If you are looking for someone who is determined, never quits, and is ready to give his all to your team, then there would be no better pick than me.