Cam Johnson Selected by San Francisco 49ers in NFL Draft
Charlottesville, VA – Virginia senior defensive end Cam Johnson (Greenbelt, Md.) was selected by the San Francisco 49ers during Saturday’s National Football League Draft. Johnson was taken in the seventh round as the 237th overall pick. It marks the 29th consecutive year (dating back to 1984) a Virginia player has been drafted. That is the second longest streak in the ACC, trailing only Miami at 37 years.
Johnson is the first Cavalier taken by the 49ers since tight end Patrick Estes was chosen in the seventh round by San Francisco in 2005. It is just the fourth time the franchise has drafted a Cavalier.
Johnson appeared in 42 games, starting 34 times, during his four-year collegiate career that spanned the 2008 through 2011 seasons. He did not redshirt any year at UVa. Johnson finished his career with 130 tackles, 12.5 sacks and 33.5 tackles for loss. He forced three fumbles, recovered three fumbles and broke up seven passes.
Johnson played in both 3-4 and 4-3 schemes at UVa. He moved from outside linebacker to defensive end starting in the 2010 season.