Jamar Johnson lands with Denver Broncos as fifth-round draft pick
Indiana safety Jamar Johnson is off the board!
With the No. 164 pick of the draft, the Denver Broncos grabbed Johnson as a fifth-round selection. Johnson becomes the seventh B1G player selected in the fifth round that opened with Ohio State TE Luke Farrell going to Jacksonville.
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Denver has certainly prioritized improving its secondary during the 2021 NFL Draft. Johnson becomes the third defensive back selected by the Broncos following Alabama CB Patrick Surtain II in the first round and Texas safety Caden Sterns in the fifth round. He will also team up with Ohio State LB Baron Browning who was selected by Denver in the third round.
Johnson made the most of his junior campaign during the shortened 2020 season. He appeared in all eight games, finishing second on the Hoosiers with 42 total tackles and tied for the team lead with four interceptions. He finished his Indiana career with 69 total tackles and seven interceptions.
Carving out playing time in Denver will not be an easy task, but Johnson is at least off the board and heading to his first destination as an NFL player.