Chicago Bears Draft Scout: Isaiah Oliver
Fit for Chicago Bears
Oliver has the first round frame, but like Burns, should be looked at as a late first round player who could very easily slip into the second round. The Bears would likely be reaching to look for him in the first round, but in the second, he could very easily be one of the top players, if not their best bet available. Should the Bears pull the trigger at that point?
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Overall, he would be a great fit. His man coverage can rival Kyle Fuller and could help in replacing Fuller if he were to leave this offseason. If Fuller is to leave, the team may only have Prince Amukamara signed to start by the time of the draft. Heck, they may not have either of their two starters last season signed by the start of the draft. This team is not in position to pass on talented cornerback.
To be fair to Oliver, his ceiling is likely even higher than Burns. While he is raw,he still brings more nuance and less projection than Burns. He can likely get on the field as a rookie as well. The Bears are not in a position in the short or long term to pass on a high upside cornerback bet with the ability to get on the field quickly. If Isaiah Oliver is to fall into the second round, his fit on the Chicago Bears would be excellent.