The Chicago Bears got a shutdown cornerback in Jaylon JohnsonThe Chicago Bears landed a good one at pick 50 with Jaylon Johnson. Some fans know him well as he played on the west coast for a Utah defense that has only become relevant in recent years. Still, we have talked about the fit of Johnson and how he screamed Chicago Bear before the draft.
Now that he is on the team, it is time to dig in even deeper and get to know what the Bears have in Johnson. Judging by his college production, this is a player to be very excited about.
Here are five things that you should know about Jaylon Johnson.
5. 2,072 snaps played
Jaylon Johnson is just 21 years old and is an underclassman. However, the Chicago Bears have had plenty of tape to sort through and see what exactly he is about. Coming out of high school, Johnson was a four-star recruit and was a top cornerback prospect.
As a true freshman, he started in two games, but played 506 total snaps and was targeted 55 times. He spent a lot of his time in the slot but showed that he could get on the field against college athletes.
Over the next two seasons, Johnson started 27 games at outside cornerback. He spent 946 snaps in coverage in that span.
For those questioning whether he can jump in right away, he had no issue contributing at age 18. He is still young for his draft class and is also one of the more experienced cornerbacks in the draft class. For reference C.J. Henderson played 1,627 snaps; Jeff Okudah played 1,467 snaps. Okudah is two months older than Johnson, Henderson is four months older.