Roschon Johnson

Roschon Johnson already making positive impression on Bears coaches

Chicago Bears fourth-round pick Roschon Johnson is one of the highest-profile rookies from the team’s 2023 NFL Draft class. It’s usually the case whenever a club drafts a running back. But there’s real buzz around Johnson and the role he could find himself in this season.

The top of the Bears’ running back depth chart is unclear. Khalil Herbert has the inside track at the lead role because of his success in a complementary role last season. Free-agent signing D’Onta Foreman’s natural ability as a banger with home-run upside should result in his fair share of carries. Then there’s Johnson, the unknown rookie still new to playing running back.

The former high school quarterback served as Bijan Robinson’s backup the last two seasons but proved when given a chance to carry the ball that he’s an NFL back. And while he may not be as pure of a runner as Herbert and Foreman, he offers unique traits that could push him to the front of the running back line. He’s a violent player who likes punishing defenders.

But what Johnson does off the field could result in the team trusting him more than any running back on the roster. He made a good first impression at the Chicago Bears rookie minicamp this weekend, especially with special teams coach Richard Hightower.

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