Watch: This is why new Bears running back Tarik Cohen is nicknamed ‘The Human Joystick'


The Bears already have a Pro Bowl running back in Jordan Howard, but GM Ryan Pace just provided the Bears the perfect compliment to Howard's downhill running style.

North Carolina A&T's Tarik Cohen, who measures in at just 5-foot-6 and weighs 175 pounds, was selected by the Bears at No. 119 in the fourth round. Cohen finished his career as one of the most decorated running backs in FCS history as he finished as the MEAC's all-time leading rusher with 5,619 yards.

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Cohen, who is nicknamed "The Human Joystick" and draws comparisons to NFL running back Darren Sproles for their diminutive size and running size, immediately started trending on Twitter after he was selected by the Bears because of some jaw-dropping highlights.

Check out some of them below.

Cohen shows off his athleticism to go with his hand-eye coordination.

Cohen makes the entire Kent State team miss.

Check out that speed and vision.

Now, you can see why Cohen has been given the nickname "The Human Joystick."

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