Chicago Bears: 3 Potential defensive breakout candidates

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Jaylon Johnson has the potential to be a Chicago Bears rookie breakout

This one is likely premature, but that should not stop Jaylon Johnson from having a breakout rookie campaign. The chances of him starting Week 1 are not great. He’s coming off another shoulder procedure and was unable to be a part of a traditional offseason program due to the current pandemic.

Johnson is too talented to stay behind the likes of Tre Roberson and Kevin Toliver. It will not take long before he cracks the starting lineup and has the ability to make impact plays. Playing in a secondary behind a front seven like the Chicago Bears will allow Johnson to use his natural instincts and athleticism. He might not have a chance at Defensive Rookie of the Year, but he is going to have an opportunity to put himself in conversations as a transcending corner.

If not for his injuries in college, Johnson would have been a lock as a first-round pick. He showed more potential in college as a lockdown corner than Kyle Fuller and has the skills to become the Chicago Bears best corner of the future. No one should be concerned if Johnson does not breakout in 2020, but that does not stop him from being a legit candidate.