Johnson at New Era Field in 2018
|No. 24 - Buffalo Bills|
|Born:||July 27, 1996|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||192 lb (87 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2018 / Round: 4 / Pick: 121|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2019|
Taron Johnson (born July 27, 1996) is an American football cornerback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Weber State. He played high school football at Sheldon High School in Sacramento, California.
Johnson played high school football at Sheldon High School in Sacramento, California. He was pulled up to the school's varsity squad as a sophomore, one year earlier than the standard, owing to his exceptional talent. He would go on to be the school's first ever NFL Draft pick.
As a senior, he made three interceptions at Weber State. Johnson was the 2017 Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|5 ft in
|9 ft 10 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
Johnson was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft with the 121st overall pick. On May 11, 2018, he signed his rookie contract. Against the Green Bay Packers in week 4, Johnson recorded his first career sack and forced fumble, taking down quarterback Aaron Rodgers with a strip-sack. Johnson recorded his first career interception the following week against the Tennessee Titans, picking off Marcus Mariota in the 13-12 victory. He was placed on injured reserve on December 11, 2018 after undergoing shoulder surgery.