Drafted: ROUND: 4 - Pick Number: 115 (CHI)
Draft Profile: BioRoschon Johnson from Port Neches-Groves High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Johnson joined Texas.
In 2019 as a freshman Johnson saw action in 13 games for the Longhorns as he ran for 650 yards on 123 attempts for an impressive 5.3 yards per carry, with 7 TDs, with no fumbles. As a receiver he made 23 receptions for 158 yards.
As a sophomore in 2020 he played 10 games. and rushed for 418 yards on 80 carries for an impressive 5.2 ypc, with 6 TDs, with no fumbles. In the passing game he pulled in only 8 receptions for 51 yards.
In 2021 as a junior Johnson saw action in 12 games for the Longhorns. He ran for 569 yards on 95 attempts for an impressive 5.9 ypc, with 5 TDs, with no fumbles. As a receiver he made only 11 receptions for 83 yards.
As a senior in 2022 he played in 12 games and ran for 545 yards on 94 carries for an impressive average of 5.8 ypc, with 5 TDs, with one fumble. In the passing game he had 14 receptions for 128 yards.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- He’s at his best working in space, showing the quickness and vision of a return specialist. His stop-start ability allows him to create initial separation.
- Johnson shows decent burst and straight-line speed to turn in big plays.
- Made Bruce Feldman's Freak's List - ranked #26. He wrote "The 6-2, 223-pound senior has seamlessly transitioned from college quarterback to running back, and has a per-carry average of 5.5 (1,636 yards on 299 carries with 18 touchdowns). He also has 42 receptions for 293 yards (7.0 YPR) with two more touchdowns. This offseason, Johnson has packed on 5 more pounds of muscle but continued to get faster, hitting 22.6 mph on the GPS, making him one of Texas’ fastest players."
- A big back with very good feet. He’s a decisive runner with good vision; he’ll locate his hole and get through it more quickly than you’d expect considering his size.
- He’s aggressive and willing, with more than enough size, when asked to chip block or pick up blitzers. He has the potential to be one of the league’s best in that area.
- He has the natural power to shed tacklers, and Johnson consistently falls forward. He also has enough wiggle to keep defenders from squaring him up.
- He’s patient, letting blocks develop then accelerating. Johnson runs with a good forward lean and consistently falls forward.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Johnson doesn’t have the ability as a run blocker or the violent run-after-catch ability.
- He’s more of a cut blocker in pass protection as opposed to a guy who will stick his face in against the blitz, although that is a correctable flaw.
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