Roschon Johnson

Bears expect Roschon Johnson to increase competition in running back room

The Chicago Bears selected former Texas running back Roschon Johnson in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, but if you didn’t know any better, you’d think they picked their next franchise quarterback with the way they gushed over him Saturday night.

“He’s someone we really feel compelled can become a pillar of this organization for a really long time,” Bears Southwest area scout John Syty said.

A fourth-round running back? A pillar of the organization? That seems a bit rich, but perhaps not.

“This human being is wired differently,” Syty said.

Undoubtedly, the Chicago Bears got a steal with Johnson in the fourth round. He never should’ve made it out of Day 2, but this is the NFL Draft. Anything can happen.

“This is a guy I was shocked was still on the board,” GM Ryan Poles said Saturday.

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