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49ers pre-draft visit: Texas RB Roschon Johnson

Apr 19, 2023 at 8:23 AM--

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Today is the last day that NFL teams can host prospects for pre-draft visits. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, Texas running back Roschon Johnson is spending the day visiting with the San Francisco 49ers.

Johnson carried the football 93 times for 554 yards and five rushing touchdowns, adding 14 receptions for 128 yards and a receiving touchdown through 12 game appearances as a senior in 2022 as a backup to Bijan Robinson, per Sports Reference. He had 2,190 rushing yards on 392 attempts and 23 rushing touchdowns, adding 56 receptions for 420 yards and three receiving touchdowns through his four collegiate seasons.

"Power back with bruising frame who fits the football cliche of 'tough, smart and dependable,'" Lance Zierlein of wrote in the player's draft profile. "Johnson isn't overly creative and lacks the juice to hit quick-closing NFL holes. He needs it blocked up so he can get downhill and uncork his power on the second level. While his lack of suddenness makes him somewhat limited as a runner, he will be better at stuffing blitzers than many of the No. 3 backs currently in the league. Johnson might be fighting off competition every year in camp, but his toughness and four-phase special teams value could give him an advantage."

Johnson is from Port Arthur, TX. He earned a pre-draft grade of 5.92 from, which equates to an "average backup or special-teams player," per the site's 8-point grading scale.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, the 6' 0 1/4" and 219-pound Johnson had a 40-time of 4.58 seconds, a vertical jump of 31.5 inches, and a broad jump of 122 inches. His other measurables include an arm length of 32 inches and hands measuring 9 5/8 inches.

Johnson had a 40-time of 4.81 seconds, a vertical jump of 33.60 inches, and a 20-yard shuttle time of 4.29 seconds at his school Pro Day, per NFLDraftBuzz.

College Statistics
Year School Class G Att Yds Avg TD
2019 Texas FR 13 123 649 5.3 7
2020 Texas SO 10 80 418 5.2 6
2021 Texas JR 12 96 569 5.9 5
2022 Texas SR 12 93 554 6 5
Total Texas 392 2,190 5.6 23

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