Cornerback Jaylon Johnson was selected by the Bears in the second round of the 2020 draft with the 50th overall pick. He was the seventh cornerback taken, which was much lower than he had been projected. Pro Football Focus (PFF) rated the former Utah Ute as the fourth-best CB in the draft and had him ranked 24th overall.
Bears GM Ryan Pace has been given much more credit for evaluating defensive talent, but it didn’t even take a very keen eye to recognize the incredible value at that spot. Johnson has been an incredible addition to the Bears’ vaunted defense this season, giving them a solid cover corner who can let the big boys up front get aggressive.
For his standout performance through the first nine weeks, Johnson has been named to PFF’s midseason all-rookie team. It’s a pretty nice acknowledgment of his talent and gives Bears fans plenty to be excited about in the future.
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