Who has the best Cornerback group in the division?
As we enter the dog days of the offseason it is time to turn our attention to the season coming. For this series, we will examine every position group in the NFC North and see where the Bears group of players fit in. This will include depth as well as top end talent. This should be a good exercise to see where the Bears stand in both depth and talent, then look back at the end of the season and see who exceeded or failed to meet expectations. For the first position, we will look at cornerbacks.
Prince Amukamara, Crevon LeBlanc, Kyle Fuller, Marcus Cooper, Bryce Callahan
The Bears cornerback depth chart features questions across the unit. The first question with Amukamara is his health. He has yet to play a 16 game season since 2013. He is a solid option when he is on the field but is not necessarily elite either. Fuller has an even worse injury history, missing all of the last season. The coaching staff that drafted him is gone, and there is a question as to if he can even fit into the new scheme now that he is a year behind.
LeBlanc actually came around last season when forced into playing time. However, he is lower end depth player at best who is being thrust into a potential starter role due to how weak the unit is. Cooper was signed to a bit of an expensive deal given his play last season. Lastly is Callahan who is a special teamer that is not even guaranteed a roster spot. The questions are at every spot on the depth chart and the range of outcomes are extremely varied.