Ebukam was Cooper Kupp‘s teammate at Eastern Washington and was a fourth-round pick in the same draft. Now, in his second year, he is starting to show how underrated that college was.
Ebukam has 11 starts this season at outside linebacker. Like Littleton, he has shown ups and downs as he adjusts to seeing a significant role. He is a bit undersized but has a lot of speed. With that, he can find ways to change games.
This season he has six tackles for loss and six quarterback hits. He also has three sacks and three forced fumbles and has turned two of those into touchdowns. Can he be attacked on the defense yes? Is there a potential price to pay? Absolutely.
This makes it tough considering the rest of the players who can make plays on the football. The Bears have to know that while Aaron Donald and Marcus Peters generate the buzz that these players find ways to make impacts too.