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Lonnie Johnson Drafted #54 Overall by the Houston Texans

With the 54th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans selected Kentucky cornerback Lonnie Johnson. He becomes the first former Wildcat to be selected by the Texans.

The second Wildcat to hear his name called in the NFL Draft, Johnson turned two years of SEC football into an NFL paycheck. The junior college transfer only played one year of cornerback prior to his time at Kentucky. Boasting exceptional size and elite combine numbers, Johnson’s incredible upside launched him up draft boards.

The physical corner from Gary, Indiana recorded 62 tackles, 3 for loss, 9 pass break-ups, a sack and a crucial Citrus Bowl interception in two years at Kentucky.

What will Lonnie do now that he’s made it? “I’m buying my mom a house.”

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

5 Comments for Lonnie Johnson Drafted #54 Overall by the Houston Texans



  1. UKBigBlueForever
    8:51 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    So happy for these guys!!!!



  2. jeri
    8:51 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    Bless his heart. I’m happy for him and his Momma



  3. Ridge Runner
    8:59 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    Congrats Lonnie!!



  4. Fergie
    9:25 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    Welcome to H Town!!



  5. mashburnfan1
    9:44 pm April 26, 2019 Permalink

    Congrats to Lonnie and Josh….so far. Really appreciate all the staff and players did last year and nice to see some getting a career opportunity. And we are just getting started. We have many more that will be drafted in this draft as well as future drafts. Have to make the official color of the NFL Draft BLUE.