Athleticism and explosiveness at the rim for a point guard
Creates for teammates with drive and dish
Quick with his dribble especially in the open floor
A lefty who is just as effective going to his right
Can post up smaller defenders
Uses length to his advantage
Struggles from beyond the arc
Below-average free throw shooter
Settles for pull-up jumper too often
Needs to make more of a commitment on the defensive end given his natural quickness
Summary: Despite a weak class of point guards, Johnson is still a bubble first-round pick. He is at his best when attacking the basket and would thrive in an up-tempo offense. If he were a more consistent outside shooter, Johnson would likely be a first-round lock. Instead, he may fall into the second round and regret his decision to leave school early.
Player Comparison: Marcus Banks. Coming out of college, Banks was known more for his speed and athleticism as a point guard, but never for his ability to shoot the basketball. Johnson is in the same mold that he is incredibly quick off the bounce, at times showing a Rajon Rando-like ability to get into the lane. If Johnson can develop a more consistent outside shot, he should have a more successful professional career than Banks.
*JAN UPDATE* WITH TRADES . RD2&3 order is random for trades that usually happen. A few players have declared for draft.This does not follow my power rankings as that changes weekly. Used cbssports rankings.
With all the underclassmen officially declaring decided to update the mock draft I did before. Feel free to say how terrible it is, I've seen some questionable ones. Will make one post -super bowl, pre combine, then a bunch of post combine/freeagency/pre draft.