Will Johnson still has that Charles Woodson in him
It’s uncanny how much Will Johnson reminds me of Charles Woodson. It goes far beyond the fact that he’s wearing the No. 2 that Woodson donned when he won the Heisman Trophy.
Johnson set the tone for Michigan football on the first play from scrimmage as he read the eyes of quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis and jumped an out-route. Johnson wasn’t even covering the wide receiver that Kaliakmanis was throwing the football to.
The former five-star just trusted his eyes and used his incredible athleticism to make a play.
It’s something Michigan football fans watched Woodson do a hundred times over his pro and college career. Johnson also had a solo tackle near the line of scrimmage on a run play, which was also very Woodson-esque, as well as breaking up another pass.
It was a reminder that Johnson, now healthy, is as good a cornerback as there is in college football and he’s only a sophomore.