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Utah DB Jaylon Johnson selected by the Chicago Bears with the 50th pick in the NFL Draft

NCAA Football: Washington State at Utah Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

It took longer than many of us thought, but Utah’s Jaylon Johnson finally heard his named called in the NFL Draft. The great DB will be calling Chicago home, as the Bears took him in the 2nd round with the 50th overall pick in the draft.

There was some speculation that Johnson would sneak into the fist round, but some of the analysts wondered if that shoulder injury he had surgery on after the season caused him to slide a bit.

Johnson was an All-American in 2019, and a two time first teamer in the Pac-12. Johnson had seven picks in his career, including two giant pick-sixes, one against Stanford that went 100 yards, and one against Washington that swung the momentum of that game this past season.

Johnson was a highly touted recruit coming out of high school, and picked the Utes over USC. Johnson, as has been highly publicized, had a plan from day one. His plan was to graduate in three years, declare for the NFL Draft after year three, and get drafted. He was three-for-three in those goals.

The Bears got one hell of a player in Jaylon, and I expect him to compete from day one.