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Posted On: 02/17/21 12:36 PM

The art of the pass rush is one of the most sought after commodities in the modern game and requires a tremendous amount of skill.  Take a look below to see how the mechanics and fundamentals of Iowa’s best lead to pressures, hits, and sacks.  These quarterback hunters know how to execute and cause nightmare scenarios for an opposing offense.

Rex JohnsenRexJohnsen6'5" | DLLogan-Magnolia | 2022IA, Logan-Magnolia, hudl, Twitter

DE/DT, 6’5, 270

The name of Johnsen’s pass rush game is power; he is violent and relentless through his rush lane, be it the edge or an inside gap, and uses superior strength to get to the quarterback.  A lot of young pass rushers have a difficult time understanding the concept of rush lanes, how they differ from gaps, and what their aiming points should be.  These are all areas where Johnsen excels.  Johnsen is usually rushing from tight alignment and, while he does a nice job of setting his rush up with a quick first step and good footwork, he is going to be working power.  The tight alignment gives an offensive lineman an easier angle in their set, which leaves less space within a rushlane

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