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Can Guard Mike Johnson Earn a Starting Spot?

Can Johnson Take Over a Starting Guard Position?

 Well, obviously Mike Johnson will not come in and replace either left guard Justin Blalock or right guard Harvey Dahl this year, but the Falcons front office surely have some long-term plans for Johnson since they spent a third rounder on him and will have all 3 guards (Harvey Dahl, Justin Blalock, and Quinn Ojinnaka) due to become free agents after this year if no new deal is reached. Justin Blalock and Harvey Dahl seem to be set in their starting guard spots after being the frontline starters the last two years, but you never know once camp starts.

Johnson comes to the Falcons with one of the best resumes for any lineman drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft. Mike Johnson was a three year starter at Alabama in which they compiled a pretty outstanding record, only suffering two losses in two seasons and included two SEC Championship appearances, an SEC Title, and a National Championship. Not to mention that Johnson also was a major …

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