Roderick Johnson is an American football offensive tackle who currently plays for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He was born on November 28, 1995, and attended Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Missouri, where he played high school football. He was considered among the top offensive tackles in his class and rated as a four-star recruit.
|Born||November 28, 1995|
|Birth place||St. Louis, Missouri, USA|
|Height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
Roderick Johnson committed to Florida State University to play college football. In 2014, he started his true freshman year at Florida State as a backup, but he moved into the starting lineup for the final five games. He started every game at left tackle for Florida State as a sophomore in 2015 and was the winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy.
Johnson was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fifth round, 160th overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year contract with the Browns on May 10, 2017. Unfortunately, he was placed on injured reserve on September 4, 2017, and was waived by the Browns on June 19, 2018, without ever appearing in a game for the Browns.
On June 20, 2018, Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Houston Texans. He was waived on September 1, 2018, and was signed to the practice squad the next day. He was promoted to the active roster on September 12, 2018. He was waived on October 4, 2018, and was re-signed to the practice squad. He was promoted back to the active roster on December 8, 2018. In 2019, Johnson played in all 16 games, starting three games, two at right tackle and one at left tackle.
Johnson re-signed with the Texans on a one-year contract on March 21, 2020. He re-signed with the team again on April 9, 2021, but was released on August 18.
On September 20, 2021, Johnson was signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad.
Kansas City Chiefs:
On January 19, 2022, Johnson was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on February 2, 2022. However, he was released on August 27, 2022.
Johnson was signed to the practice squad of the Philadelphia Eagles on September 28, 2022.
Throughout his career, Johnson has had a few ups and downs. He had some injury issues, and he has been released by several teams. However, he has been able to bounce back and earn a spot on the practice squad or active roster of various NFL teams. Johnson has demonstrated that he has the potential to be a valuable addition to any team if given the opportunity to showcase his talent.
Johnson is a massive player, standing at 6 feet 6 ¾ inches (2.00 m) and weighing 298 pounds (135 kg). He has a long reach, with an arm length of 36 inches (0.91 m), and his hand span is 10 ¾ inches (0.27 m). He has decent speed for his size, clocking a 40-yard dash time of 4.90 seconds. Johnson also has a decent vertical jump of 29.5 inches (0.75 m) and can bench press 225 pounds (102 kg) 21 times.
Roderick Johnson has been a journeyman player in the NFL, but he has shown that he has the talent to play at the professional level. His size and speed make him a valuable asset on the field, and his