Roschon Johnson - RB - Texas
Welcome to the rookie profile for Roschon Johnson. Roschon Johnson is a versatile running back prospect with a diverse skill set. He possesses quickness and vision, natural power to shed tacklers, and good forward lean. Johnson’s willingness to chip block or pick up blitzes adds to his value and his flaws seem fixable, making him an intriguing prospect for teams looking for a reliable and productive running back.
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight: 219 lbs
40-yard dash: 4.58s
3-cone drill: DNP
20-yard shuttle: DNP
Vertical Jump: 31.5″
Broad Jump: 10-2
Bench Press: DNP
*age is at the start of player’s rookie year
Roschon Johnson is an explosive and decisive runner who shows excellent vision and patience. His stop-start ability allows him to create initial separation, and his straight-line speed enables him to turn in big plays. Johnson consistently falls forward and has the natural power to shed tacklers, while also possessing enough wiggle to elude defenders. He’s a big back with quick feet, and his decisiveness through a hole once he has found it is noteworthy. Johnson also shows good aggression and willingness as a blocker, making him a valuable asset in pass protection.
Roschon Johnson has good top-end speed but lacks elite initial explosiveness to blow by those second-level defenders. In some spots, his instincts are not always elite and can create delays behind the offensive line if he makes the wrong choice. His hip stiffness leads to struggles and he wastes time by changing his positioning before making cuts in space. This in turn delays movement upfield. He has a limited amount of lateral agility. Furthermore, he can have trouble quickly escaping early contact and his initial footwork could be tighter at times. As a receiving threat, his catching mechanics need work. He often uses body catches, which can lead to drops.
Pre Draft Analysis
Expected Draft Capital- Round 3/4
Johnson has a versatile skillset that makes him a valuable prospect in the upcoming draft, with the potential to be a surprise pick in the early rounds or a steal in the later rounds. Despite never being a full-time starter, his well-built frame and athleticism allow him to take on a larger workload if needed. While Johnson is a potential top-10 positional prospect in his class, it’s unlikely that he’ll be selected as a primary back for a team. Instead, his value lies in being a strong secondary option. He possesses strong vision, contact balance, and tenacity as a runner, and is a reliable receiver who can run routes and create after the catch. Additionally, Johnson’s willingness to block both in pass protection and as a lead blocker make him a valuable asset to any team. I could see the Lions going after him if they decide to part ways with Swift.
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