Ranking the Room: NFC North Safeties
Where do the Chicago Bears safeties rank amongst their rivals in the NFC North?
With the long wait until the start of training camp, it is a good chance to look into the Chicago Bears roster and see where they stand in comparison to their peers. There is not much roster movement and it is a good chance to dive into each position group to the rest of the NFC North. For our last edition, we look at the safety position.
4. Detroit Lions: Tavon Wilson, Glover Quin, Miles Killebrew, Tracy Walker
Glover Quin was tremendous last season. Quin added three interceptions, four forced fumbles and 84 tackles in 2018. He was rated as the number four safety by PFF rankings. Quin is entering year ten in the NFL and has not missed a game in the past eight seasons. He is consistent with high-quality upside, making him an extremely underrated safety in this league.
However, Quin does not carry the group up enough over the rest of the NFC North. The depth of this unit is questionable at the moment. Tavon Wilson has just 27 career starts in six seasons. He started nine games for the Lions last season but showed that he is not a player who should be trusted as a starter.
Miles Killebrew started in three games last season as well. However, he graded out poorly and while he looks to be a strong depth option, that could be his upside. Lastly is Tracy Walker. Walker is a rookie fourth-rounder from UL-Lafayette. Walker is a player who can step in as a slot/dime third safety with the hopes of one day stepping into a role similar to Quin. So while the free safety spot may be taken care of, there are real questions at strong safety.