Did Cedric Johnson help or hurt their NFL draft stock at the Senior Bowl?

Oct 28, 2023; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels defensive linemen Cedric Johnson (2)
Oct 28, 2023; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels defensive linemen Cedric Johnson (2) / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

The 2024 Senior Bowl has just wrapped up, with the lone Ole Miss player Cedric Johnson, looking to boost his draft stock. How did the senior defensive end get on during the week and in the game?

The Senior Bowl is all done and dusted for another year, with players either impressing NFL scouts or potentially hurting their draft stock.

One Ole Miss football player featured down in Mobile, Alabama, hometown defensive end Cedric Johnson. The fourth-year senior had a solid week at the Senior Bowl, especially in the practice drills.

Johnson showcased his athleticism and power to win in OL vs DL drills. It's something Johnson has been doing regularly in his four seasons with Ole Miss, registering 19 sacks. He was mentioned as a day three winner by

After a good showing during the week, Johnson made the best of his snaps in the game. Alongside Auburn defensive tackle Marcus Harris, Johnson registered half a sack on Tennessee quarterback Joe Milton.

Johnson was being supported in the stands by his father and his older brother Cephus, who plays in the NFL as a wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Cedric Johnson wasn't mentioned for any awards during the week. However, he had honourable mentions for his work on day three by various media personnel.

Johnson did enough to have NFL scouts intrigued by what he could offer at the next level. There are a lot of things Johnson can get better at. However, with his versatility across the line and his athleticism, he has a high ceiling.

There are still more chances for Johnson to wow the NFL scouts before the draft. He will be taking part in the NFL scouting combine at the end of February. Johnson will have the chance to put up impressive numbers, further boosting his draft stock.