Texas A&M safety Antonio Johnson selected No. 160 overall in the 2023 NFL draft by Jacksonville Jaguars

That makes two Aggies hearing their names called in the 2023 NFL Draft after Texas A&M safety Antonio Johnson was selected No. 160 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

At 6-2 and 198 lbs, the reigning AFC South champions are getting a big and physical defensive back that flashed his versatility in three seasons at College Station. Johnson lined up at a multitude of positions including nickel corner, box safety, and even linebacker.

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Last season, Johnson finished second in team total tackles (71) despite missing three games, while adding one sack, one pass breakup, and three forced fumbles. After leading the Aggies in forced fumbles he was named first-team All-SEC in 2022.

Jacksonville, which ranked 28th in pass defense last season (238.5 YPG allowed), will be getting a boost of physicality on the backend with the addition of Johnson, and their 12th-ranked run defense (114.8 YPG allowed) should take a leap in 2023 given Johnson’s ability to provide run support.

Big congratulations to Johnson as well as the Jaguars, who are getting a physical force to add to their secondary. Gig’Em!

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