Gartrell Johnson/RB-FB/#5/5Sr: Johnson, the Rams primary ball carrier the past two seasons, comes off a career year as a senior. He's a powerful downhill runner who pounds opponents on the inside. Johnson's versatility as an effective short-yardage runner and blocker could secure him as a late-round pick.
Johnson set a Football Bowl Subdivision record for the most combined yards rushing and receiving in a postseason game, (375) although Fresno State's poor excuse for a run defense (allowed 197 yards rushing per game) has been shredded this entire season and Johnson actually got caught from behind on two long runs. I did a little research and it seems that this would reinforce the widespread opinion on him that he is too slow to be a RB in the NFL (scouts have him running the 40 in the low 4.7's!) and projects better as a FB / short yardage back. He came into the season with a fairly low free agent grade, but Johnson's strong senior season, versatility as a receiver out of the backfield, and blocking abilities have reportedly elevated him to latter round status on some draft boards.