The Best #65 in the NFL: Lane Johnson

Lane Johnson| Philadelphia Eagles | Offensive Tackle

Johnson is entering his fifth year with Philly.

Height: 6’6″ | Weight: 317

Date of Birth: 5/8/1990 (27)

Hometown: Cleveland, Texas

College: Oklahoma

Draft: 2013, Round 1, Pick 4

Contract: 6 years, $66.11 million, through 2021

When he is on the field, Lane Johnson is among the top right tackles in the NFL. An elite run blocker, and a strong pass blocker, Johnson is exactly the type of guy a young quarterback like Carson Wentz needs to succeed in today’s NFL.

The Eagles missed Johnson last season, as missed out on ten games while serving a suspension for his second PED violation since 2014. Johnson has been suspended for 14 games in his young career, and his absence has been noticeable, especially last season, as none of Johnson’s replacements came close to filling his shoes.

Johnson is in an ongoing lawsuit with the NFL and NFLPA regarding last seasons’ suspension. Assuming it doesn’t drag on into the late summer and affect his play, expect Johnson, and a complete Eagles line, to be among the best in the NFL.

Awards and Accolades: 

1x Second-team All-Big 12 (2012)

Honorable Mentions: Lane Taylor, Ronald Leary


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