The Chicago Bears 2018 Draft Needs

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We have seen highs and lows from the cornerback position for the Bears this season. They brought in some guys that they thought would help in Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper. While they have had some good moments, they are not “shut down” corners and struggle to keep up with some of the wide receivers they face. Kyle Fuller is too inconsistent and may not be around next season.

The Bears need to do something to help fix the position and make it strong. They can do some of what they need to do at cornerback in the draft.

But who might they be interested in?

There are going to be some nice prospects available in the 2018 NFL Draft and the Bears could have their pick of any one of them should they choose to take one early. Three potential first-round picks at cornerback include Ohio State’s Denzel Ward, Ole Miss’ Ken Webster, and Alabama’s Anthony Everett. Should any one of these guys be available if the Bears want to pick a corner early, they should jump on them and get one while they can.

Shoring up the secondary would go a long way towards solidifying their defense. The Bears have the guys up front and in the middle to make a difference. Safety looks like it could be a solid position if they could just get more turnovers and be consistent. Where they are weakest is at the corners.

Grabbing a young corner while letting the others fill in and keep the seat warm would be a step in the right direction. The Bears need to stop putting band-aids on their problems and get long-term solutions in place. Only then will they get better at their weakest positions.