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Film study: New Bears CB Jaylon Johnson a perfect fit for their defense

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The Bears may have found a potential long-term starter at cornerback in Jaylon Johnson.

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The Bears have selected Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson with the No. 50 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft.

A two-year starter with 7 career interceptions and 11 pass deflections in 2019, Johnson brings a lengthy 6-foot, 193-pound frame and likely projects as Chicago’s starting boundary cornerback, with Kyle Fuller playing alongside him on the field side. He joins the likes of Kevin Toliver, Tre Roberson and Artie Burns as competition for that other outside starting position, though Johnson’s upside far exceeds those of his more experienced teammates.

To preview what the Bears could have in store with the second of their Round 2 selections, I provided a quick preview through a thread on Twitter, and I hope that it gets you as all excited about this selection as I am.

What do you guys think about this pick? Let me know in the comments, or you can reply in the Twitter threads listed above.

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!