1. More interceptions than touchdowns allowed
All of these stats can help paint a picture, but this one drives the point home. What is cornerback all about? Do not allow touchdowns and turn the ball over. Jaylon Johnson posted seven interceptions over his career. One as a freshman, and then as mentioned, after a four-interception sophomore campaign, his picks dropped to two. Still, he was targeted less and had more overall pass breakups.
Beyond seven interceptions, he has allowed just three touchdowns over this three-year run, including only one allowed in 2019. In no season during his career did Johnson allow more touchdowns than interceptions.
Again, to bring in the top two cornerbacks in the class, both did have more picks than touchdowns allowed as well. However, Jeffrey Okudah had just three picks, to two touchdowns allowed. It is also worth noting that Okudah had 21 career pass breakups, 12 last year, compared 28 and 13 for Johnson. Henderson allowed five touchdowns, two more than Johnson. He had six interceptions, one more than touchdowns allowed, but one interception less than Johnson. He also had 28 pass breakups, though.
So when you add their breakups and interceptions and subtract touchdowns allowed in their career, you have.
Jaylon Johnson: 32
C.J. Henderson: 29
Jeff Okudah: 22
Jaylon Johnson made more plays on the ball and allowed fewer touchdowns than both.
Many Chicago Bears fans are upset, and that is fair. However, they need to stop and appreciate that they landed an absolute stud in the second round with Jaylon Johnson.