Chicago Bears Draft Scout: Isaiah Oliver

BOULDER, CO - NOVEMBER 19: Defensive back Isaiah Oliver
BOULDER, CO - NOVEMBER 19: Defensive back Isaiah Oliver /
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Pro Comparison: Artie Burns, Pittsburgh Steelers

Artie Burns had first round size and athletic traits combined with second round or later instincts. Still, the combination of size and speed was enough to entice the Pittsburgh Steelers to potentially reach on him, but bet on the talent in the first round.

The same debate regarding Burns will be surrounding Oliver as well. Oliver, like Burns relies more on his pure speed and athleticism than his understanding and technique. This can show as both are inexperienced cornerbacks with track backgrounds that saw them off of the football field for the majority of their offseason.

The idea is that in betting on the upside and traits that the understanding and speed will come when his entire schedule is centered around learning the game, and he is consistently on the field dealing with the speed. If the mental aspects can click, he has the ceiling of the top cornerback in the draft. Still, it has taken a few years for Burns to turn into a well rounded cornerback. Drafting Oliver should come with the idea that growing pains will be implied as he gets more and more familiar with the increase in speed of the game.