Johnson is a 6’0”, 193 pound “boundary bully” as described by NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein. He should be in the mix to start as a rookie with his experience playing press man with the Utes, but it’s his physicality that will endear him to Bears fans.
He played through a bad shoulder since 2018, and most of 2019 with a torn right labrum, but he managed to play 27 games while fighting through the pain. He had surgery to repair his torn right labrum on March 4, so he should be close to ready to go around August.
He played as a true freshman making 2 starts in 12 games, and in his three years for Utah he had 7 interceptions, with 2 returned for touchdowns, and 21 passes defended. In the classroom he was a business major and he received his degree in December.
For even more on Jaylon Johnson, check out this mini-podcast from Robert Schmitz and his two special guests, our Lead Draft Analyst Jacob Infante and our Senior Draft Analyst EJ Snyder!
- Jacob Infante brings us a film breakdown on Jaylon Johnson’s game right here.
- EJ Snyder’s grade for the Jaylon Johnson pick is right here.
You can see Johnson’s NFL Combine spider-graph from MockDraftable.com right here:
Here are the results/remaining picks for the Bears in the 2020 NFL Draft:
Friday, April 24
2nd Round, Pick 11, 43rd overall (From the Raiders): Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
2nd Round, Pick 18, 50th overall: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
Saturday, April 25
5th Round, Pick 18, 163rd overall
6th Round, Pick 17, 196th overall
6th Round, Pick 21, 200th overall (From the Eagles)
7th Round, Pick 12, 226 overall (From the Raiders)
7th Round, Pick 19, 233rd overall
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