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Top 5 Safeties The Chicago Bears Should Target In The Draft

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Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals safety Calvin Pryor (25) waves his arms to the crowd in the fourth quarter as theCardinals beat the Miami Hurricanes 36-9 to win the Russell Athletic Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

2 — Calvin Pryor, Louisville

Pryor would be one hell of a consolation prize should the Bears miss out on Clinton-Dix.  He possesses the same speed at Clinton-Dix with a slightly smaller but stronger frame (5-11, 207).  Pryor is a strong safety prospect in every sense of the word.  He’s a great tackler and a physical presence in the secondary, though he’s lacking a bit in his coverage skills.  He would be a great complement to Mundy, who is stronger in his deep coverage skills.  Like Clinton-Dix, Pryor is also a first round-caliber talent who would be a great option for the Bears should they trade down into the 20s.

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  • Dr. Johnny Nacho

    The real question is who do the Bears select if Donald and Clinton-Dix are both there at 14. I believe the Bears have both of these guys on the top of the Big Board going into the draft and don’t really expect both to be there and could almost have the decision made for them but what to do if both are there?

    Take the top flight safety and maybe Nix falls to you in the second to grab one of those fat hogs.

    • mmattucc

      I agree completely — the Bears will definitely have quite the dilemma on their hands if both are available at 14. But it’s a pretty nice problem to have, isn’t it? I think they should definitely target the best safety available and then fill in the defensive line in the second round.

  • Kevin

    So basically listing the top 5 safeties in the draft…I was hoping for some late round sleepers and some under the radar type prospects. Everyone knows that the 5 listed are essentially the top 5 safety (maybe top 7 depending on who else you have on your board and what order) but what about guys like Ahmad Dixon in the 4th? I was thinking of maybe prospects like that.