Buffalo will likely end up needing a replacement for free agent running back Devin Singletary, as James Cook could take on the primary role in 2023. Finding Cook’s running mate in the draft would be ideal, and the Bills could look at one of the nation’s best back fields to do so.
Sharing a back field with the country’s best running back prospect isn’t ideal for a guy wanting to make it to the NFL, but Roschon Johnson did a great job playing second fiddle to Bijan Robinson. He complimented him very well, and could do the same for a player like Cook in Buffalo.
Johnson is a big, powerful runner who could serve as an early down or short yardage back for the Bills. But, he has also shown the ability to catch the football, which is something not a lot of bigger backs can do.
At 6-foot-2 and 223 pounds, Johnson’s frame makes him tough to tackle. But, it’s also the way he runs patiently and can be sneakily slippery that makes him tough to bring down. He is a guy who will be patient and wait for his alley, but once he sees it, he’ll hit it hard.
Last year while sharing the load with Robinson, Johnson ran for 554 yards and five scores, averaging just under 6.0 yards per carry.