In four years at Maryland, Johnson rushed for more than 2,600 yards and 17 touchdowns. He added two receiving touchdowns and two kickoff returns for touchdowns.
During his college career, Johnson had three offensive coordinators, so he said he used that to help sell himself to NFL teams.
“I’m adaptable,” he said at Maryland’s pro day. “That’s what I tell them all the time — just because of so many coaches I’ve had. That’s something I’m more proud of than my speed and everything. . . . You put me in a new system, I’m going to learn it and I’m going to execute it.”
Johnson did not receive an invitation to the NFL scouting combine, but at Maryland’s pro day, he showed his speed with a 40-yard dash time that was unofficially under 4.4 seconds. No running backs at the combine ran faster than that.