Weber State cornerback Taron Johnson is one of just two prospects from the Big Sky to earn an invitation to the NFL scouting combine. He got some attention for his performance Monday in Indianapolis, but not for the reason he wanted.
During the gauntlet drill, Johnson was hit in the head with a football. It wasn’t pretty.
Johnson thought the throw was coming from the other direction, and by the time he realized he looked the wrong way, the ball was already humming straight toward his noggin. And don’t miss the hilarious reactions from the folks in the background, either. Ouch.
To his credit, Johnson finished out the drill without dropping a single pass. He took his viral moment in stride, too.
Johnson was a first-team All-American at the FCS level and put up 49 tackles, three interceptions, two sacks and nine pass breakups as a senior. NFL.com projects Johnson as a slot cornerback who could be chosen in the fourth round.
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