3 running back prospects Bengals can draft to replace Samaje Perine
By Reese Nasser
Roschon Johnson, Texas
While Texas running back Bijan Robinson has gained much of the attention heading into the draft, his teammate Roschon Johnson is also a prospect with high upside. If the Bengals are looking to add a running back in the later rounds, he could be the ideal candidate.
During his time at Texas, Johnson played behind Robinson. Even while being the RB2, he still found success throughout his collegiate career.
Johnson arrived in Texas as a quarterback in 2019 but after making the switch to running back, he managed to make an impact on the offense. Over four seasons and 47 games, he rushed for 2,190 yards and 23 touchdowns. Through the air, he added 56 receptions for 420 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
Johnson recorded at least 650 yards from scrimmage and five touchdowns in all but one of his four seasons. In addition, he made his mark by making defenders miss.
If the Bengals continue to have Mixon as their RB1, Johnson could be the ideal RB2 candidate. With his hard playing style, and overall ability to attack defenses, he could be a perfect fit in this offense.