Weber State football: Taron Johnson invited to 2018 NFL Draft Combine

Tuesday , February 06, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Weber State cornerback Taron Johnson will become the first Wildcat since 2009 to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine, a skills and measurements event for scouts ahead of the NFL Draft.

The 2018 combine will be held Feb. 27 to March 5 in Indianapolis. Defensive back workouts are scheduled for March 5.

Of more than 300 prospects — with the possibility of more invites coming — Johnson is just one of two players from the Big Sky and 20 from FCS schools.

Johnson was a consensus First Team All-American and was the Big Sky defensive MVP in Weber State’s historic 2017 season. 

As a senior, Johnson played in 12 games at cornerback, totaling three interceptions, nine pass breakups and 49 tackles with three tackles for loss and two sacks. He also became Weber State’s career leader in pass breakups with 42.

Johnson was a team captain and helped Weber State win a school-record 11 games, the Big Sky Conference title and two FCS playoff games. The team finished ranked No. 5 in both national polls, the highest ranking in school history.

The 6-foot, 185-pound athlete also played in the Reese’s Senior Bowl — just the fourth player from Weber State to play in the prestigious game and the first in 18 years.

The last Wildcat to be drafted was receiver Tim Toone with the final selection of the 2010 draft.

Other in-state players headed to the combine are BYU’s Fred Warner and Utah’s Darren Carrington, Kylie Fitts, Lowell Lotulelei and Salesi Uhatafe.

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