EJ Johnson Rockford DB Update

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NFL Draft Series by PFC Blogger Chris Brown (@cbreezy2411)

As part of the rookie’s blogs here at ProFootballCentral we continue to talk with potential NFL hopefuls. Today we had a chance to catch up with Rockford Defensive Back EJ Johnson.

CB: How are you doing EJ? It has been a few weeks since we talked with you last, how have the workouts been going?

EJ: I’m doing very good Chris; yeah it has been a few weeks.  As for the workouts, they have been going good.  You never know when the call might come so you have to stay prepared.  I’m never satisfied at times I always want to get better so I’m always trying to find better ways to do that.  I say you always have to make sure you’re prepared for anything.  My trainer and I have been working on my speed and trying to improve that a little bit.  We have also been working on my vertical leaping abilities.  This is very important for defensive backs because we always want to grab the ball at the top.  We have been working on my bench press repetitions as well, just trying to improve those.

CB: So what have you been doing for workouts right now?

EJ: Right now we are really focusing on my speed and resistance.  I’m trying to make myself faster and that’s something we are really trying to accomplish in the next few weeks.

CB: Any word on any pro days or combines in the near future?

EJ: As of right now I don’t have anything scheduled and keep working and seeing what comes up next.

CB: With nothing planned as far a pro day in the near future, how do you stay focused?

EJ: I have been staying focused by making sure I workout everyday and try to improve.  You are the only one who can change your future and if you just sit and do nothing it might pass you on by.  It opens my eyes to make sure that I’m ready at the drop of a dime. I’m going to continue to train as if I have a workout evaluation all the time.  Staying spiritually grounded as well.  God and my daughter are my motivation right now.  Family is pushing me the extra little bit.

CB: Have you had any private workouts or meeting with any scouts?

EJ: Because of recent experience I had, I just got a call about a workout.  There were four of us athletes there and they wanted to take a closer look at each one of us.  There were about six scouts that were watching us.  They did speak to us as a group after our workouts and said that we all did a really good job.  During the workouts they showed gave us tips on correcting techniques.  It displayed that we were all coachable and that’s something they liked.  They did contact my agent to let them know that I could work on my speed a little bit.  The teams that were in attendance were the Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Brown and New England Patriots.  I’m not sure where that will lead but I’m thankful that I was able to be put into the situation at the time.

CB:  Thank you EJ, for taking the time today to catch up with us on your workouts and your recent activities the past few weeks.

EJ:  Thank you Chris for checking to see how I was doing.  Once again thank you for the follow up all glory goes to god and appreciate all he doing in my life and thanks for molding me into the person I am today.

For all those interested, be sure to check and follow EJ on twitter, his handle is @ejohnsonjr.  Please be sure to check back for more interviews with EJ as well as more NFL hopefuls on ProFootballCentral.