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Coach's Take: CSU's Hill on Gartrell Johnson

RB Gartrell Johnson (Kevin Terrell/Getty)

Fourth-round pick Gartrell Johnson will inject a power-running element into San Diego's offense. But how big of a splash can he make as a rookie? To find out,'s Michael Kranzler caught up with Colorado State running backs coach Anthoney Hill.

Gartrell Johnson adds power and depth to San Diego's running back rotation. The downhill runner dominated during his senior season at Colorado State, carrying 278 times for 1,476 yards (5.3 ypc) and 12 touchdowns. Although he lacks breakaway speed, Johnson has the vision and tackle-breaking ability to big a big-play weapon in the NFL. He also provides insurance in case LaDainian Tomlinson is... Recommended Stories