Roschon Johnson, Texas (6’2”, 222)
What Scouts Say:
Power back with tackle breaking ability. Pushes the pile and churns after contact. Good stiff arm. Not a dominant athlete and won’t break away on long runs without getting brought down from behind. Plays too high for his play style and size. Former QB, didn’t play RB from 5th grade until he was a true freshman, Spring Football, less tread on his tires?
What We Saw:
Roschon Johnson is a beast. People concerned about his lack of a primary role in college are fucking dorks. Dude didn’t play RB from 5th grade until the Spring Game before his Freshman year, so his legs are a little more fresh than some of the other players in this class. Despite his previous position, he is also a strong receiving threat out of the backfield. Roschon Johnson should be a three down back at the next level and might be one of this draft’s bigger steals, depending on where he lands. He runs a bit too high and lacks true breakaway speed, but he is going to grind out yardage after contact and between the tackles. Coaches are gonna love his playing style, and he’s going to be fun to root for at the next level. I’m in on Roschon Johnson.
Did you know Roschon played QB, because I sure didn’t until it was mentioned for the 24th time. For only playing the position for 3 years, he’s impressive. Sure he can get a little too dancy and indecisive at the line at times, but the man has that DAWG in him. Good pass blocker and decent hands. I feel he can develop into a very good RB the longer he plays as his skillset and frame will yield a 3 down usage. He might not come on strong but he’ll be a value unless he flies up draftboards post combine. Give me the goal line carry or the wildcat td throw King Henry style.
Damien Harris/Jamaal Williams
Grade (/100): 86/100