Paris Johnson

OT · Ohio State


Summary: As experienced as he is big, Johnson began playing football at age five, as a cornerback. As he evolved, and grew, Johnson played defensive end, tight end, wide receiver and safety before becoming the No. 1 offensive tackle prep recruit in 2020. After only two years at Ohio State with 13 starts at right guard (2021) and 13 starts at left tackle (2022), Johnson is ready for the next level, probably at the coveted left tackle position.

FRANKLY: Draft him, coach him, play him. Look like a genius. There's no such thing as a can't-miss player, but this one certainly should not. 


Johnson started at left tackle for the Buckeyes in 2022 and was rock solid, providing steady blind-side protection for C.J. Stroud. Johnson is a good athlete with size and quickness. He could be a good starting left tackle early in his NFL career.


YEAR (GP/GS)     POSITION        

2020: (5/0)

2021: (13/13)      RG

2022: (13/13)      LT

Total: (31/26)     13 LT, 13 RG

HISTORY — From College Profile

Briefly in 2022 

  • Midseason All-American on multiple organization’s lists
  • Rotary Lombardi Award semifinalist
  • Anchor of OL line that is sixth nationally in fewest TFLs allowed (37; only 7 sacks allowed)
  • Ohio State leads nation with 63 TDs scored and third in red zone offense (47 of 49)
  • Ohio State averaging 501.9 yards of total offense (294.0 passing; 207.9 rushing)
  • His Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation was named Armed Forces Merit Award winner.
  • Has started 23 consecutive games dating back to the start of the 2021 season

Ohio State Overview
• Paris is a true junior who is majoring in journalism
• He has three seasons of eligibility, including 2022
• Started all 13 games at right guard in 2021 but will move over to tackle in 2022
• Earned second-team all-Big Ten honors in 2021 by the conference coaches, third-team by the media
• Is a veteran of 18 games played and 13 starts
• In 2021, helped Ohio State’s offense rank No. 1 in the nation in total offense (561.5) and scoring offense (45/7)
• Ohio State’s offense also ranked in the Top 5 nationally in 2021 in passing (3rd; 380.9), passing efficiency (2nd; 182.3) and third down conversions (2nd; 52 pct.)
• Played in five games as a true freshman, mostly at guard, including in the CFP Championship Game against Alabama
• Is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete who is majoring in journalism
• Has written numerous articles that have been published in the school newspaper, The Lantern

Honors & Awards
2021: Second-team all-Big Ten (coaches); OSU Scholar-Athlete; Academic All-Big Ten
2020: OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Paris
• Consensus five-star prospect by, Rivals and ESPN as a senior
• The No. 7-ranked player overall in the class of 2020 by 247Sports and the nation’s No. 1 tackle
• Received both the Anthony Munoz Lineman of the Year and All-American Bowl’s Man of the Year awards
• The top-ranked player in the state of Ohio
• Spent his first three seasons at St. Xavier in Cincinnati for head coach Steve Specht before finishing his career at Princeton H.S. under Mike Daniels
• Princeton’s offensive MVP in 2019
• Two-time OHSAA first-team All-Ohio selection
• All-conference twice (GMC and GCL)
• Played in the 2020 All-American Bowl in San Antonio
• Ambassador invite to Polynesian Bowl
• Twice named a MaxPreps High School All-American
• Two-time USA Today All-American
• Member of the National Honors Society and Chinese International Honor Society
• Achieved academic high honors each year of high school
• Built comprehensive list of volunteer experiences, including serving as a student ambassador at St. Xavier and working numerous football camps
• Is the son of Monica Johnson

Physical Attributes:

Proj Rd: 1
Height: 6063
Weight: 313
Forty: 5.12
Arm: 36 1/8
Hand: 9 1/2
Wingspan: 85 1/8

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