Bears target cornerback, quarterback in new 2-round mock draft


Bears target cornerback, quarterback in new 2-round mock draft

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Following the surprising release of two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Kyle Fuller, the Bears find themselves in need of drafting a cornerback for the second straight season. Last year, they found a second-round steal in cornerback Jaylon Johnson, who shined in his rookie season. Now, the question is: Can they make it two in a row?

With Chicago’s first pick in the NFL Draft, Easterling has the Bears selecting Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley with the 20th overall selection, addressing a gaping hole opposite Johnson.

Here’s Joe Marino of The Draft Network had to say about Farley:

Farley brings a rare blend of physical traits to the table in terms of size, length, quickness, fluidity, and athleticism that he pairs with exceptional man coverage skills that make him an exciting NFL prospect. Not only is he sticky in man coverage, Farley has game-changing ball skills and is an alpha in coverage.

Farley was once considered a top cornerback prospect in the draft, but his stock has been falling following news of him undergoing microdiscectomy. While the procedure was said to be minor, back surgeries certainly are no joke.

But this wouldn’t be the first time Chicago took a risk with a player that scared teams off due to injury concerns. Jaylon Johnson says hello.