Kerryon Johnson

Kerryon  Johnson


Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 63%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 5.7%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 2.0
Durability: question mark 2

Medium Risk


Kerryon Johnson Player Overview

Kerryon Johnson just turned 23 years old and was born in Huntsville, Alabama. As a senior in high school, he rushed for 1,659 yards and 25 touchdowns. He committed to Auburn University to play football after declining offers from Alabama, Clemson, FSU, LSU, and several other big-name schools. At Auburn Johnson was the backup to Peyton Barber and didn’t do much as a freshman, only rushing 52 times for 208 yards and 3 touchdowns.

In his sophomore season, he rushed 182 times for 895 yards, a healthy 4.9 yards per carry, and 11 touchdowns. He also caught 17 passes for 125 yards. As a junior, he rushed 285 times for 1,391 yards and 18 touchdowns, chipping in 24 receptions for 194 yards and 2 touchdowns.

He led the SEC in multiple categories that year. At the NFL Combine Johnson measured 5’ 11½ and weighed 213 pounds, running a 4.52-second 40-yard dash. The Detroit Lions selected him in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He was the sixth running back off the board.

Despite being in the NFL for only two years, Johnson has struggled to stay healthy. He has only appeared in a combined 18 games over the two years. Johnson has demonstrated dynamic abilities in multiple games such as his 158-yard performance on 19 carries, adding 2 catches for 21 yards in a week seven game against Miami. Unfortunately, he has struggled to stay healthy throughout the rest of the season.

In Week 11 of Johnson’s rookie season, he sprained his left knee and missed the rest of the season. In his 2019 season, he struggled with another knee injury, this time it was the right knee and was placed on injured reserve in mid-October. Johnson managed to play in two more games before the end of the season, 8 games in total.

Let’s review Johnson‘s injuries. Having missed 14 of a possible 32 games in only two years. It is safe to say that Johnson has struggled to stay healthy. Johnson underwent shoulder surgery

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Kerryon Johnson Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Oct 20, 2019 NFL Knee Meniscus Tear Johnson sustained a knee injury during the Week 7 contest against the Vikings. He missed 8 games
Nov 18, 2018 Non-NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Johnson missed the final 6 games of the season with a sprained left knee.
Nov 25, 2017 Non-NFL Shoulder Johnson injured his right shoulder in Auburn's final regular season game. He was able to play in the SEC Championship the following week.
Sep 2, 2017 Non-NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Johnson missed 2 games in his final season at Auburn with a right hamstring injury.
Oct 8, 2016 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Johnson missed 1 game at Auburn in 2016 with a right ankle injury.
Jan 18, 2016 Non-NFL Shoulder Johnson underwent shoulder surgery following the 2015 season but was ready for the start of the 2016 campaign.