2016 Chicago Bears 7-Round Mock 1.0

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6th round –  CB James Bradberry, Samford (6’1 |209 | 4.57)

The Bears need a big corner and signed one last year in free agent Alan Ball who was a complete waste of money. Bradberry has the size, strength, and press coverage ability to add a new dimension to the Bears secondary. With Fangio’s preference for versatile defensive backs, Bradberry could play a mix of press corner, deep safety, and as an in-the-box run stopper.

Bradberry proved during the week of Senior Bowl practices that he could compete with FBS talent and impressed scouts with multiple big hits on both receivers and running backs. Bradberry’s former teammate, Jaquiski Tartt, had a solid rookie year for the Niners and Bradberry was arguably the better player at Samford.

He may not be fast or quick enough to stay with the top NFL receivers but can stick with the majority of them and contribute against the run. Bradberry is a big hitter who could eventually be an impact corner, but in the short-term could contribute at safety, in sub-packages, and on special teams right.