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LB prospect brings run-stuffing résumé

Nico Johnson (Derick E. Hingle/USA Today)

The Vikings could be in the market for a middle linebacker if they don't come to terms with Jasper Brinkley, and there was a run-stuffing linebacker looking pro-ready at the Senior Bowl. Nico Johnson talked about his experience, the perceived limitations on him, and his NFL idol.

With Jasper Brinkley scheduled to be become a free agent, the Vikings at least have to consider the replacement possibilities at middle linebacker. At the Senior Bowl in January, Nico Johnson was a player similar to Brinkley's skill set – hard-hitting, experienced in a professional-like scheme, but perhaps limited to being a two-down player because of pass-coverage deficiencies. Johnson didn't... Recommended Stories