Grading the Chicago Bears 2020 draft class after rookie season
By Joseph Herff
Chicago Bears Round 2, Pick No. 50 — Jaylon Johnson | CB| Utah
This was a home run selection for Ryan Pace. Pace got the best cornerback in the draft class late in the second round. Even the division rivals Detroit Lions selected Jeff Okudah third overall and Johnson was lightyears better than him this season.
Jaylon Johnson had a rough start to his rookie season getting trucked by Marvin Jones, but besides that, he was shut-down all season. He and Kyle Fuller had an argument to be one of the best cornerback duos in the NFL last season.
In 13 games, Johnson allowed only 56.4% completion when targeted. He struggled down the stretch allowing five touchdowns, but that was in large part to teams figuring out Pagano’s scheme.
Johnson’s only real knock is his injury concerns. He had another shoulder injury this year and has had multiple shoulder injuries before as well. If he can continue to stay healthy though, he can become an elite cornerback in the NFL.