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Pittsburgh Steelers sign free agent Corner Back Najja Johnson

Kirk Irwin

The fifth member of last years senior class has punched his ticket to an NFL camp. UB Corner Najja Johnson has signed a deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Johnson was UB's most reliable corner and helped to give UB's aggressive front seven enough time to get to the quarterback. His positives are his ability to play the ball in short and intermediate routes, which showed up in his 30 pass break ups and 9 interceptions in his final three seasons.

Johnson's name is all over UB's defensive categories and all he needed to do on Buffalo's pro day was show that he had the speed needed to play as an NFL corner. Johnson received an unofficial 4.38 in his second 40-yard dash attempt, according to the team's Twitter account, though Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reported that he was recorded as quickly as 4.32 on said attempt.

The area of his game which will need the most improvement for this stint in the pros to last is his play on the ball downfield. If he can handle that aspect of it the All MAC corner could make the final roster in the Steel City.