13. Prince Amukamara
Prince Amukamara signed a one-year, prove it deal last offseason with the Chicago Bears. Amukamara had to compete with Marcus Cooper and Kyle Fuller for playing time on the outside. While it took some time for Fuller to assert himself, Amukamara had seemingly locked down a starting spot from the first day of camp.
An interesting dynamic over the season was that teams were willing to test Kyle Fuller early and often. This played well to the checkbook of Fuller because he was up for the challenge. This also helped Amukamara, as he typically found an easier day in coverage against most teams.
Still, Amukamara was excellent in his coverage as well. He finished last season rated as a high-end cornerback two, with an above average grading from PFF.
The season got Amukamara rewarded with a three-year, $27 million contract. Amukamara has some health concerns in his past, but the team giving him $18 million guaranteed is a huge positive for their confidence in what he can bring moving forward.
If Amukamara can maintain his 2017 form, the Chicago Bears could really have a strong cornerback duo heading into the future. In what is becoming a more pass-happy league, that is absolutely a good thing for the Chicago Bears.