Is Alexander Johnson the Broncos’ next All-Pro linebacker? One former Denver star thinks so.
Al Wilson — a first-team All-Pro linebacker in 2005 and five-time Pro Bowler — told DenverBroncos.com that “there’s no question he’ll be a Pro Bowl player in a year or two” and thinks Johnson will could become an “even better” player than he was.
“He just seems to be around the ball, he just seems to make plays,” Wilson told DenverBroncos.com. “Some of those things you just can’t coach. It’s just a natural God-given ability that he has, and he has that natural knack for the ball and instincts that you need to be a good middle linebacker. I believe that he can be an All-Pro, Pro Bowl middle linebacker if he just continues to study the game, stay focused and committed to it.
“There’s no question he can be one of the best middle linebackers in the business.”
Johnson, 27, has been making an impression with his play, particularly during the wins in Weeks 5 and 6 against the Chargers and Titans, respectively. On the season, he’s recorded 20 tackles, two tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception.
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