Jaylon Johnson drafted by Chicago Bears in 2nd round of NFL Draft

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Chicago Bears drafted Fresno native Jaylon Johnson with the 50th pick in the NFL Draft. The last two seasons the Central High School alum was a first team all PAC-12 selection at Utah.



Highly recruited out of Central, Johnson had offers from Oklahoma, Nebraska, Florida, Arizona State and Fresno State among others. He chose Utah and the Utes were 11-2 last season making it to the PAC-12 Championship. He contributed with 34 solo tackles and two interceptions despite playing with a torn labrum.



Per ESPN, the 6'0 cornerback set the Fresno youth league record with 50 touchdowns in a single season.

He was described as a "first round talent" by ESPN's post-draft analysis.
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