Jermaine Johnson drafted first overall in 2022 NFL Draft

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.

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