Chicago Bears Roster Review: Brock Vereen


Dec 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears free safety Brock Vereen (45) intercepts a pass in the end zone intended for Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace has quite a rebuilding project on his hands.  In the next phase of our Chicago Bears Roster Review, we look at the players who are currently on the Bears roster.  We’ll look back at their 2014 season and look ahead to how they might fit into the team’s plans in 2015.

Brock Vereen, Safety, 22

2014 Review

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Brock Vereen’s rookie season was not disappointing, but it was not spectacular either. He played 11 of 16 games and showed some flashes of talent. His main highlight was an interception against the Lions in Week 16 while guarding Calvin Johnson. Another underrated play he made came against the Jets in week three, where after being thrown into the game due to some injuries, he made the final defensive stop to win the game for the Bears. A lot of fourth round picks do not see the field nearly as much as Vereen did his rookie year, so it is good that he has a lot of game experience.

2015 Outlook

The Bears will likely keep Vereen for a while. He did show signs of competency his rookie year, and it could not hurt to have some young safeties on the team. Veteran Antrel Rolle is coming in as a stopgap for a while, and I expect him to help the young safety a lot.

I think the Bears should and will keep Vereen. I see him becoming a solid safety in a few years if he works hard and takes in what Rolle has to offer. Vereen may have been one of Emery’s better draft picks.