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2023 Chris Johnson Jr

SayWhat

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My first thought when I saw that photo. He may never get to 175lbs. Sweeps, screens, can he return kicks? Speed is elite but he isn’t an every down back but would fit nice in a backfield with Citizen/Thad/Chaney etc.. after a RS year.

His legs are tiny. Looks nothing like a running back and I seriously doubt he'll spend much time at that position. Hope we get on one or flip someone that's given a verbal elsewhere.

I see a slot receiver who you put in the backfield sparingly at best. Athlete with those roles you listed.
 

BeastMode

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His legs are tiny. Looks nothing like a running back and I seriously doubt he'll spend much time at that position. Hope we get on one or flip someone that's given a verbal elsewhere.

I see a slot receiver who you put in the backfield sparingly at best. Athlete with those roles you listed.

Agreed. We need 1 True RB in the class either through high school or portal. I doubt all RB on the current roster stick after this year. Some feelings will be hurt cause their aren’t enough touches for all them .

Johnson is a weapon not a true RB
 

colperm

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Feels like the biggest deciding factor will be how we end up using Knighton....
You took the words right out of my mouth. Although I hope they consider that Knighton’s problems weren’t all utilization related last year. Statistically he was one of the nations worst backs (in terms of YPC) on plays that were blocked well (also near the bottom on plays that werent)

I’m a Rooster fan but he’s got a lot to prove
 

jjacks93

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You took the words right out of my mouth. Although I hope they consider that Knighton’s problems weren’t all utilization related last year. Statistically he was one of the nations worst backs (in terms of YPC) on plays that were blocked well (also near the bottom on plays that werent)

I’m a Rooster fan but he’s got a lot to prove
He’s got to be used correctly . Way too many dives up the middle with him . I know a lot of ppl point to the fact he had the worst ypc of all our backs with the same line, but he was also the smallest and I think the lack of variety of run plays naturally affected him more because of that . He still has a lot to prove RB wise but I think he’s already proved he’s a threat receiving out of the backfield at the least
 
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