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Paris Johnson, who played guard at Ohio State, recently participated in pre-draft visits with the Arizona Cardinals. He is set to now meet with the Eagles and the Jets. All three teams are in need of help on their offensive line, so Johnson’s visits are significant. Let’s dive into Johnson’s pre-draft visits and analyze their potential impact on the teams.
Paris Johnson and the Eagles
Johnson’s visiting with the Eagles has garnered attention due to their offensive line struggles in 2022. The Eagles had a patchwork offensive line put together for the majority of last season, yet still made it to the Super Bowl. Johnson can provide some stability to the line and improve their play significantly. Considering the Eagles have the 30th pick in this years draft, they would have to trade up to get Johnson. He is projected to go early.
Paris Johnson and the Jets
The Jets are also in desperate need of help on their offensive line, and Johnson’s pre-draft visit with them will be significant. Johnson has the potential to make an immediate impact and solidify the line. The Jets should be looking to add more young talent to their offensive line. There have been reports that the Jets are high on Johnson and could select him if he falls to them at pick 13. Adding Johnson to a line that already includes youngsters like Alijah Vera-Tucker, and Mekhi Becton should provide stability for years.
What about Max Mitchell? Its obvious that if the Jets select a tackle with the 13th pick, Mitchell would be the odd man out. His play was solid last year until his blood clot issue sidelined him for the season. Max would become the swing tackle and be a solid backup if (when) someone goes down.
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Paris Johnson’s Previous Visit with the Cardinals
Johnson visited with the Arizona Cardinals earlier in the pre-draft process. There’s a possibility that the Cardinals could select him with the 3rd overall pick but only if Peter Skoronski is already off the board. Johnson has a unique skill set that makes him an excellent fit for several teams, including the Cardinals.
Comparison to other offensive line prospects
Johnson is one of the top offensive line prospects in the draft, and there are several similarities between him and other former top prospects such as Rashawn Slater and Alijah Vera-Tucker. Johnson has great size and athleticism, making him an excellent fit for either tackle or guard positions. He’s a versatile player who can easily adapt to different team schemes.
Paris Johnson’s pre-draft visits have highlighted his enormous value as a prospect for several teams in need of offensive line help. Johnson’s potential to make an immediate impact and improve offensive line play are highly valued in the NFL. It will be interesting to see where he gets selected in the draft and which team benefits the most from his skills. We predict that Johnson will be selected early in teh 1st round, and either the Cardinals or Jets will benefit the most from his addition to their offensive line.