Chicago Bears: Predicted Roles for 2016 Draft Picks
S Deon Bush, Miami (FL), Fourth Round (124th):
After selecting cornerback Kyle Fuller as their first-round pick in 2014, drafting safety Adrian Amos and adding veterans Tracy Porter and Antrel Rolle last season, the Bears’ secondary is still a work-in-progress. So in an attempt to continue to improve the backend of the defense, Chicago used their second fourth-round pick (124th) on Miami (FL) safety Deon Bush.
Although injuries slowed him down his senior year, Bush continued to show that he is one of the hardest hitting safeties in the nation. Just like Kwiatkoski, Bush will have a tough time battling for a high spot on the depth chart at his position, and could be a contributor on special teams to start off. However, Bush could have a chance at filling the void left by Rolle, who was released the day after the draft.
I believe that Pace made this selection thinking that in due time Bush and Amos will be the two starting safeties for the Bears in the near future. However, Bush’s main competition for that spot could be Harold Jones-Quartey, a safety who opened eyes late in 2015.
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