Former Texas Longhorns running back Roschon Johnson broke a bone in his hand on the first day of Senior Bowl practice on Tuesday. He is unlikely to continue participating this week.
During an impressive first day at the Senior Bowl, #Texas RB Roschon Johnson broke a bone in his hand at the beginning of practice, source said. He played through it, but likely won’t be able to participate the rest of the week.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 1, 2023
Johnson is a potential Day 2 pick.
Johnson was already generating buzz in his limited time on the field in Mobile this week, impressing viewers with his combination of sheer size, speed, and agility. He also shwed off his pass protection skills and ability to separate from linebackers in receiving formations. Though he was somewhat hidden behind the Bijan Robinson excitement in Austin, he amassed 554 rushing yards and 128 receiving yards in his 2022 season with the Longhorns, finding the end zone six times.
He was able to play through the hand injury on Tuesday, which may have ended up boosting his draft stock from a fourth or fifth round pick to a second or third. However, the extent of the break and the recovery necessary is still unknown.
Day 1 Senior Bowl— Derek Brown (@DBro_FFB) January 31, 2023
Full write up with more players incoming @FantasyPros STAY TUNED
With Bijan Robinson getting all the hoopla at UT, it’s easy to forget about Roschon Johnson.— Dom C (@DC_NYJets) January 31, 2023
Don’t do that.
He has 3-down potential, not a lot of tread on the tires. The 22-yr-old was shot out of a cannon all day long at practice today.
BIG sleeper#SeniorBowl pic.twitter.com/mexJi2Goab