SEC's Top 25 players: No. 3 Anthony Johnson

Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, July 22, 2013 at 3:24 p.m.

No. 3 Anthony Johnson

Position: Defensive tackle

School: LSU

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 296 pounds

Year: Junior

Why he's No. 3: Johnson will be counted on to take on more of a leadership role on LSU's defensive line in 2013. Nicknamed “the freak”, Johnson has excellent speed for an interior defensive lineman (4.7 seconds in the 40-yard dash), which helps him get to the quarterback. Of his 42 career tackles, 13 were tackles for loss, including four sacks. The LSU coaching staff is confident this season that Johnson will live up to the promise he displayed as a consensus top defensive tackle recruit coming out of high school. Johnson has lost 40 pounds since his freshman season, which should make him more mobile and agile.

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