Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 2:59 pm  |  14 responses

Just Cuz: Chris Johnson – ECU Mix


I have to admit when CJ was drafted, I had no idea who the dude was. I knew he was drafted mostly because of his speed but had never seen his highlights. This mix shows just how ridiculously fast and elusive he was at East Carolina before getting picked up by the Titans in the First Round of the ’08 Draft.

Other Notable RBs from the ’08 Draft Class: Ray Rice, Darren McFadden, Rashard Mendenhall, Matt Forte, Jamaal Charles, Felix Jones, Steve Slaton, Tim Hightower, Jonathan Stewart, and Justin Forsett. Not too shabby.


(H/T: 6magazineonline.com)



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  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    I don’t know much about football,
    but I guess this guy is pretty damn good, and hella fast.

  • DivingPIRATE

    He went to East Carolina University. Eastern Carolina does not exist. On another note he is extremely fast it took him 2 years before he finally slowed down and waited for the holes to develop. Hope he finally gets paid like he should.

  • Riggs

    he’s more than just fast. His endurance (And patience for gaps to open) and his quick cuts are crazy. I thought that the way he moved would cause a strain on his legs but he is consistently getting 1000+ yards a season. Hopefully the second pick in my fantasy draft.

  • Seven Duece

    Man, I wanna see a Chris JACKSON mix!

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    I am an East Carolina University alumni, he was a beast then, when I watched the games. He came after I graduated. East Carolina University will be the best football team in North Carolina guaranteed. Our qb Davis is about to put up some numbers. Also shout out to ECU football players that made it to the NFL–Jeff Blake, David Garrard, Earnest Byner, George Koonce, Vonta Leach and their are many more. PIRATES–BOOK IT!!!!

  • robb

    yeah, he’s very intuitive and can identify a gap in no time. Great great athlete.

  • C Da Tyrant

    anyone else know that 4.2 in 40 yds is light speed, hypothetically?

  • Ev

    I thought you were talking about occasional d-league call up Chris Johnson who is 7′ but rail thin. He ‘poked the dog’ and put Dirk on fire in the playoffs vs Portland.

  • logues

    adrian peterson> chris johnson

  • ECUDick

    Adrian Peterson < Chris Johnson
    Adrian Peterson = Over Rated
    Adrian Peterson = Fumble
    Chris Johnson has Barry Sanders type ability look at where he stands in the NFL record books for runs of 80+ yards (and how many years in the league is he?), yards per carry if he can stay healthy he has the potential to be in the discussion with the greats.

    Logues = BAD ANALYSIS

  • http://SLAMonline.com GotHandles?

    nobody touches barry sanders. not even CJ

  • ThePirateLady

    Glad to see everyone else catching up to what ECU alumni and fans already knew.

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