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The Philadelphia Eagles selected Kansas Jayhawks Kyron Johnson

A look at the draft position and outlook for Kyron Johnson, who was selected in the 6th round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Kansas Jayhawks linebacker Kyron Johnson was selected in the 6th round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles traded with the Detroit Lions, sending picks 188 and 237 to select Johnson with the 181st overall selection. He is the first Jayhawk to be drafted since the Cincinnati Bengals selected Hakeem Adeniji with the 180th pick in the 2020 NFL draft. 

Johnson was asked about being drafted by the Eagles and what it was like going through the draft process? Johnson said, "It's an exciting moment, and just the process itself, it's just a bittersweet moment. He continued saying, "You're sitting back, and your anxious and nervous at the same time because you're waiting to get picked up, and it's just a blessing in disguise." Johnson was also asked about his ability to play multiple positions and said, "I'm willing to play wherever the coaches are willing to put me. They can put me inside, defensive end, outside. I'm just ready to play."

Scouting Report on Kyron Johnson

Andy Weidl, Vice President of Player Personnel of the Philadelphia Eagles, had this to say about Kyron Johnson, "He is an explosive pass rusher. He gets off the ball exceptionally well. He's got edge speed. He's a natural-leverage guy who can convert speed to power. He can win three ways. He's excellent on stunts. He plays with energy. He's been an outstanding special teams player, 17 career special teams tackles. He shows up there. A lot of positives with him, and at the Senior Bowl, he took on some of the top tackles and put them on their back with his pass-rush ability, so you see that. It was just a great opportunity to get a guy who can add to the rush game."

Kyron Johnson's time at Kansas

He spent five years at Kansas due to the pandemic, and in his time there, he played for four different head coaches. He demonstrated his versatility by playing safety, nickel linebacker, and defensive end. In his career at Kansas, he would play in 57 games recording 191 total tackles, 22 tackles for a loss, 11.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles, and five pass deflections.