Out of the Alabama players available in the draft, Reuben Foster is the fourth best pick for the Chicago Bears.
There is no denying Jonathan Allen is a much more coveted player for the Bears. He’s a player who, for quite some time, was considered the second-best prospect in the entire draft. He would snatch the starting 5T DE position from Mitch Unrein before OTAs finished, and would solidify the front seven for years to come. Not only that, he’d make life easier on the LBs behind him, which negates the need for such highly drafted players on the second level.
The waters have been muddied among CBs in the past few months, but make no mistake about the skill level of Marlon Humphreys. He’s got #1 CB talent, and would start day one in Chicago. Some call him a product of Alabama’s front seven’s constant pressure, but his highlight reel is nonetheless impressive. Considering how underwhelming the Bears’ secondary was last year, and the fact that a third CB is basically essential in today’s pass-heavy league, he would benefit the team more than an extra ILB would. Having said that, the additions of Marcus Cooper and Prince Amukamara, to go alongside Kyle Fuller and Cre’Von LeBlanc , hopefully means CB is not a first round priority.
O. J. Howard
The third Alabama player better suited for the Chicago Bears roster is Howard. While it would be a major mistake to draft Howard too high, or in the first round for that matter, the Bears would benefit more from an uber talented TE than they would from another ILB.
Foster may be an incredible ILB, but if he’s not even in the top three prospects from Alabama for the Chicago Bears, then clearly it would be a bad selection.