For former Florida State defensive end Jermaine Johnson, the 2022 NFL Draft was a matter of when, not if.
Johnson entered the offseason with the expectation of securing a first-round selection at the Senior Bowl.
He not only performed, but he dominated the offensive tackles present.
Johnson then wowed at the NFL Combine a few weeks later.
At 6-foot-5 and 254 pounds, he ran a 4.58 40-yard dash and a 32-inch verticle jump.
In the weeks leading up to the draught, the Minnesota native has been a popular rising name in mock draughts.
Johnson was selected in the first round on Thursday night, but he fell further than expected due to some unexpected moves by top-20 teams.
After trading with the Tennessee Titans, the New York Jets chose Johnson with the No. 26 overall pick to bolster their defence.