Two down, four to go. The Bears have stated their goal of getting all of their draft picks signed by May 14th. They took another step in the right direction by agreeing to terms on a 4-year deal with seventh round draft pick, cornerback Greg McCoy.
The former TCU corner and return specialist figures to compete for the last CB spot:
“[McCoy] is going to have every opportunity to compete for that fifth or sixth corner depending on how many we keep,” general manager Phil Emery said following the draft.
“We have kept as many as six. Normally we keep five. There’s going to be an awfully good competitive mix since we brought in Jonathan and Kelvin to find out who makes that team.”
His return abilities could give him a leg up on the competition. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Bears have already reached agreement with 2nd rounder Alshon Jeffery. With the Seahawks signing 15th overall pick Bruce Irvin, the dominoes should start to fall into place for the Bears to ink first rounder Shea McClellin to a deal in short order. That leaves third rounder safety Brandon Hardin, fourth rounder TE Evan Rodriguez (E-Rod) and sixth round corner Isaiah Frey left to put their names on the dotted line.
The Bears will see all of their rookies this weekend at their first mini-camp, so expect deals to get done sooner rather than later.