25-Year-Old Offensive Tackle – Philadelphia Eagles
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Johnson said he was in the best shape of his life when he reported to OTAs in May. After another standout season, in which he was named to Pro Football Focusís All-NFL First Team, Johnson is looking t...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 8
Lane Johnson Contract Information:
Signed a five-year, $63 million extension with the Eagles in January of 2016.
Johnson suffered a sprained MCL and a sprained ankle during Sunday's game against the Redskins, but is not expected to miss time due to either ailment, Jeff McClane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Johnson rounded out an A+ performance with 28 bench reps despite possessing 35.25-inch arms. Johnson is a former tight end who moved to offensive tackle two years ago and was performing at a very high level in just his second year at the position. Establishment draft media haven't given Johnson any chance of going ahead of Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher at tackle, but we wouldn't rule it out. Johnson has shown rapid progress at the position and his upside is as high as any tackle since Joe Thomas. There are technique issues to be ironed out with Johnson, particularly his high stance, but his active motor and obvious work ethic give reason to expect he'll keep improving. We can't see him falling out of the first 12 picks.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Johnson, the fourth overall pick in 2013, was a strong run blocker as a rookie at the right tackle position, though his pass blocking needs improvement. He'll serve a four-game suspension to start the year, however, after testing positive for PEDs.
The fourth overall pick in the 2013 draft, Johnson is an immensely athletic tackle who will start on the right side for the Eagles as a rookie. With just two years of experience at tackle (Johnson was a quarterback and tight end before that), Johnson brings both rawness and upside.