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Lunchbreak: Jaleel Johnson Ready for Double Duty in 2018

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:55 am
by Cliff
Jaleel Johnson could be pulling double duty for the Vikings in 2018 by lining up at both interior spots of the defensive line.

Minnesota employs the 3-technique defensive tackle spot as more of an athletic position, while the nose tackle is more rugged.

Johnson primarily played 3-technique as a rookie last year, but has been asked to dabble in both spots in 2018. But in order to be able to handle the rigors of playing nose tackle, Johnson had to bulk up.

The former fourth-round pick recently chatted with Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press about how he has revamped his diet and put on some solid weight this offseason.
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