‘Nova’s Shockley, Johnson sign free agent deals
Linebacker Ed Shockley and defensive back Trey Johnson may not have heard their names called during the three days of the NFL Draft, but they’ll still get a shot to play in the league.
Shockley signed a free agent deal with the Dallas Cowboys. Johnson did the same with the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday.
Schockley, a native of Millville, N.J., was the first Wildcat since 2014 to record triple digits in tackles. The 5-11, 235-pounder was in on a total of 101 total stops. He had 56 solo tackles, 45 assists and 7.5 tackles for loss. A first-team All-CAA selection, Shockley ranked second in the conference in total tackles and third in solo stops.
Shockley started all 11 games as a senior and played in all but one game in his career. Schockley finished his career with 256 tackles (157 solo, 99 assists, 28.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 quarterback sacks.
The 5-11, 170-pound Johnson is the first player from Steinbrenner High School in Florida to sign with an NFL team. He ran a 4.37 40-yard dash during Villanova’s pro day.
Johnson started all 11 games for the Wildcats in 2017 and 46 games in his career. He split time between cornerback and safey as a senior. He had 45 total tackles, 3.5 for loss, had one interception and ranked sixth in the FCS with 13 pass breakups.
He finished his career with 123 total tackles (83 solo), four interceptions and 24 pass breakups.