Everything you need to know about potential Dolphins draft target Jackson Powers Johnson!

Throughout the weeks leading up to the draft, I will be breaking down film and discussing my thoughts on potential Dolphins draftees. The first name on my wish list for the Dolphins is the player we're highlighting today: Jackson Powers Johnson.
2023 Pac-12 Championship - Oregon v Washington
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Jackson Powers Johnson, AKA JPJ, is widely regarded as the best center in the upcoming draft. Should Miami take him if he is available at 21?

JPJ is a 6'3 325 lb center from the University of Oregon. He was a 4-star recruit who played a backup role for the Ducks in his first two seasons until he burst onto the scene in 2023 where the 21-year-old junior won the Rimington Trophy which is awarded to college football's top center.

Jackson Powers Johnson has the size and quickness to excel in Mike McDaniel's wide zone scheme.


- His speed allows him to get to the second level in a hurry, and he is a good blocker in space

- Great hand placement, should rarely get called for holding

- Showed good, if not quite elite, power for the position

- Excellent intelligence. Reportedly called protections at Oregon. Saw just one noticeable mental error through all of the film I watched.

- High potential. As a one year starter, he will improve with more reps and good coaching.

- He has the versatility and size to play guard at the next level


- He is raw in pass pro. He has a tendency to be stiff, slow out of his stance at times.

- Needs to work on footwork in pass pro. His run blocking footwork isn't perfect, but it is very good.

- Not a lot of aggression on tape. There are plays where he is aggressive, but I found myself looking for more

- Does not shoot his hands violently. His placement is great, but I found he lacked a punch on many occasions.

Next: Prospect Summary and Grade