NFL Draft

NC A&T’s Darryl Johnson picked in NFL Draft

DJ Johnson of NCA&T comes off the 2019 NFL Draft Board.

North Carolina A&T defensive end Darryl Johnson, has been drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round with the 225th pick.

Johnson was the top defensive player in the MEAC and left school after his junior year to enter the NFL draft.


Johnson led the MEAC in sacks from his defensive end position collecting 10.5 takedowns in 12 games. He also led the league in tackles for a loss with 19 on the year.


“Going 22-2 the last two years and winning back to back national championships and being a part of three national championships are great memories. I would like to thank all my professors, coaches, and advisors for all their(sic) support. Most of all I would like to thank my family, for their love and care over the years. As I venture out to my new journey in the NFL I want to acknowledge and pause and say thank you God for the talent and blessings you have given to me,” Johnson wrote in a post declaring for the draft.



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