Former Ranger QB impresses scouts at NFL draft combine

JEREMY GARZA
Staff Writer

Lane Johnson, listed at 6 feet 6 inches, 330 pounds, ran the second fastest 40-yard dash of all offensive linemen, clocking in an official time of 4.72 seconds.

Last weekend collegiate athletes showcased their skills at the National Football League Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

Oklahoma offensive tackle and former KC quarterback Lane Johnson showed up and definitely impressed scouts with a steller performance.

According to NFL.com, scouts saw potential from Johnson’s growth throughout the 2011 and 2012 seasons due to his athleticism, strength and solid technique despite his lack of experience.

Now Johnson will have to get ready for the interview process. It was reported he met with the Cincinnati Bengals this week and that he received a random assortment of questions. He told The Mighty 1090 radio in San Diego it was the weirdest meeting he has ever been in asking him to remember an assortment of numbers and repeat them in reverse order.

The NFL Draft is scheduled for April 25 and Johnson may well be shaking hands with NFL commissioner Rodger Goddell on national television.