Johnny Gibson had to play 15 games at Arkansas before finally earning a scholarship.
A two-year starter along the Razorbacks' offensive line, Gibson wasn't selected in the 2019 NFL Draft. He wasn't even signed as a rookie free agent immediately after the draft ended.
The 6-4, 319-pound Gibson participated in this past weekend's Rookie Minicamp on a tryout basis and the coaches liked what they saw. Gibson was signed to the 90-man roster on Tuesday. To make room, wide receiver Dorren Miller was waived.
Over his college career, Gibson surrendered just nine sacks in 1,950 total snaps with 1,012 in pass protection.
A walk-on at Arkansas, he started the final five games of his redshirt sophomore season in 2016. Prior to the Belk Bowl that year, he was put on scholarship.
In 2017, Gibson played a team-high 807 offensive snaps with six starts at right guard, four at right tackle, and one at left tackle. As a senior, Gibson settled in at right guard and only allowed two sacks in 762 snaps.
The Dumas, Arkansas native was a two-way player in high school playing along both lines of scrimmage.