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Johnson’s stock appears secure as consensus top-15 pick in NFL Draft

The NFL Draft is a week away and defensive end Jermaine Johnson has strengthened his draft stock with performances at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine. He will attend the NFL Draft in Las Vegas and is poised to be Florida State’s first top-15 pick since Jalen Ramsey (No. 5 overall to Jacksonville in 2016). Johnson is also set to be the first Seminole to go in the first round since Brian Burns (No. 16 to Carolina in 2019).

Johnson is slotted to the New York Giants at No. 7 by Daniel Jeremiah, an NFL Network analyst who previously was a scout for the Eagles, Browns and Ravens. “Johnson is an explosive edge rusher with outstanding production,” Jeremiah wrote on NFL.com. “Pairing him with Azeez Ojulari, who just posted eight sacks in his rookie campaign, could do wonders for New York’s pass rush.”

Johnson is projected as the No. 11 pick by the Arizona Cardinals in CBSSports.com‘s mock draft. And Johnson is slotted to the Houston Texans at No. 13 in theAthletic.com‘s mock draft.

A few mock drafts go deep into all seven rounds, with CBSSports.com slotting Jashaun Corbin as a fifth-round selection. Corbin is viewed as priority free agent by theAthletic.com.

FSU’s all-time NFL Draft selections can be viewed here.

NC State OT Ikem Ekwonu (projected as a top-5 pick), Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett, Boston College G Zion Johnson and North Carolina QB Sam Howell are among the top ACC players to watch in the draft.