Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Rounds 4-7
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Chicago Bears 7th round mock:
199.) Bryce Callahan, CB – Rice
One of my favorite players at any position. Callahan is currently graded as a 6th-7th round pick, but like Amos I think that will change by the time the draft rolls around. If not, then maybe the Bears get a steal here. Callahan isn’t a good fit for the type of big corner Vic Fangio normally targets, but he does play with a physicality Fangio looks for. He’s very aggressive at the line of scrimmage in press coverage and has the speed and fluid hips to stay with receivers in space as well. I’ll have more on Callahan in the scouting report below, but he’s the type of smart, tough leader that GM Ryan Pace said he will be targeting in the draft. The Bears have a promising slot corner in Demontre Hurst, but Callahan could give him a run for the slot job and worst case provide value in dime packages and on special teams.
Attributes – 5’10 | 184 | 4.49
Scouting report – Callahan plays much bigger than his size, has excellent ball skills (14 career INTs), and seems to elevate his play against better competition. He has a fluid back pedal, sticky man coverage skills, good short-area quickness, and is a fierce hitter in run support despite his small frame. Callahan in one of my favorite day 3 prospects and I think he will end up being a starting-caliber slot corner early in his NFL career.
NFL comparison – E.J. Gaines
Others considered: WR Titus Davis (CMU), TE Blake Bell (Oklahoma), S Ronald Martin (LSU), QB Ryan Williams (Miami), T Mickey Bachus (Arizona), S Dechane Durant (NIU), OLB Brock Hekking (Nevada), CB Deshazor Everett (Ok St), C Jake Smith (Louisville)
* The overall selection numbers will be different by the time of the actual draft due to compensation picks, but they haven’t been announced yet.
¹ Mock drafts used to determine average draft slot: CBS Sports (Rang, Brugler), WalterFootball, DraftTek, ESPN Insider (Kiper, McShay), NFL (Brooks), and SB Nation.