UTAH UTES

Former Utah CB Jaylon Johnson To Have Surgery After NFL Combine

Feb 24, 2020, 9:35 AM
Jaylon Johnson vs. Washington...
Utah Utes defensive back Jaylon Johnson (1) scores on the pick-six against the Washington Huskies in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Utah won 33-28. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)
(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson will undergo surgery next week to repair a torn labrum that he suffered in September while playing for the Utes.

According to NFL.com reporter Tom Pelissero, Johnson will fully participate in the NFL Scouting Combine that will begin this week before having surgery on his shoulder on March 4.

Johnson’s physician, Dr. Peter Millett wrote in a letter to all 32 NFL teams last week that he recommended surgery and will be the one to perform the procedure . The typical timeline for a procedure like this is five months to return to full football activities.

The former Utah cornerback played through the injury for the last two months of his final season with the Utes. According to Johnson’s agent, Jaylon wanted to play with the team in his last season and not let them down.

Johnson is projected to be either a late first round or early second round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. During his three seasons with the Utes, Johnson recorded 102 tackles, seven interceptions and 21 pass break-ups.

Pelissero compared Johnson’s situation with defensive tackle Jerry Tillery, who fully participated in the combine before having surgery for a torn labrum and was taken as the 28th pick by the Los Angeles Chargers. Tillery was ready to play by Week 1 and played 15 games as a rookie.

The Crimson Corner podcast is the one-stop for all things University of Utah Athletics hosted by Utah insider Trevor Allen. Ute fans will find interviews with current players, coaches, and staff alongside expert analysis of every game, story and angle coming out of the University of Utah.

You can download and listen to the podcast, here.

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Utah Utes

BYU Football, Utah Fans...
Mitch Harper

BYU, Utah Placed In Tournament To Decide College Football’s Best Fan Base

Will either BYU or Utah win the title of best college football fan base?
18 hours ago
Brant Kuithe - Utah Utes vs. USC...
Trevor Allen

Four Players From State Of Utah Named To Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watchlist

Four players with ties to the state of Utah were named to the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watchlist that was announced on Tuesday.
18 hours ago
Cam Rising - Utah Utes - Arizona Wildcats...
Michelle Bodkin

Vele On Wide Receiver Leadership, Young Talent

Over the years, Vele has shown flashes of what he could be in the Utes' offense, but appears ready to take a step forward along with fellow receiver Solomon Enis in leadership and bringing the younger talent along.
18 hours ago
Devaughn Vele - Utah Utes - USC Trojans...
Michelle Bodkin

Utes “Respected”, But Vele Wants Them “Feared”

2021 gave them unprecedented respect amongst their peers and national pundits, but in 2022, Vele wants to Utah to advance to a team to be feared.
2 days ago
Kyle Whittingham - Utah Utes vs. Colorado 2021...
Michelle Bodkin

Utah Into The “Grind” Phase Of Fall Camp

The honeymoon of fall camp is over the Utes according to head coach Kyle Whittingham.
2 days ago
andre-jackson-throws-pitch-for-dodgers...
Brian Preece

Former Ute Andre Jackson Comes Full Circle In Baseball Career

On the doorstep of the major leagues, Andre Jackson looks back on the Tommy John surgery that wiped out his 2017 season as 'a blessing in disguise'.
2 days ago
Former Utah CB Jaylon Johnson To Have Surgery After NFL Combine