Former St. Augustine Star Austin Johnson Heading to Titans
St. Augustine Prep and Penn State alum Austin Johnson is heading to Nashville after being selected by the Titans with the No. 43 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.
The 6-4, 315-pounder made 28 starts in three seasons with the Nittany Lions, racking up 8.5 career sacks and earning first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2015.
"In a lot of years he might have been a first-round pick," said Scott Wright, the President of the NFL Draft website, draftcountdown.com. "He's just a victim of this incredibly deep class of defensive tackles."
"Normally I think Austin Johnson would probably be a slam-dunk late first-round pick," Wright said. "He created a lot of opportunities for his teammates."