Chicago Bears interested in corner A.J. Green

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The Chicago Bears have met with multiple draft prospects recently. The team has shown some interest in A.J. Green, a cornerback out of Oklahoma State.

No. This is not A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals. The Chicago Bears may be interested in him too as Green is an unrestricted free agent. However, there is no way of knowing right now if Ryan Pace is interested in pursuing Green in the offseason, even though I doubt Pace targets him. Green is a phenomenal player when healthy, but that has not been the case throughout multiple years of his career. Instead, the Bears are interested in finding 2020 NFL Draft prospects.

As the East/West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl have both come to an end, NFL franchises hope they have seen and heard enough to know if they should continue to pursue reviewing and analyzing certain prospects. The Chicago Bears have met and spoken with multiple prospects during the practices leading up to the two games. One of those prospects was A.J. Green out of Oklahoma State.

Reports are that the Chicago Bears spoke with Green during the practices leading up to the Senior Bowl. Green is a bigger corner prospect who stands 6’1″ and weighs in at just under 200lbs. He clearly looks the part of being a corner but is currently a Day 3 prospect. With his performance at the Senior Bowl and his ability to improve his draft stock at the Combine, Green could maybe sneak into the fourth round.

Over Green’s four year career at Oklahoma State, the young corner has six interceptions. He caught four in his sophomore season and one in both his junior and senior years. Green finished with 39 solo tackles in each of his final three years too. Green is an interesting prospect, but he would not be brought in to start if the team cuts Prince Amukamara.

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Green has a strong technique in both man and zone coverages. He needs to hit the weight room though as he struggles against stronger, bigger receivers. Green will need time to adjust from the speed of the college game to the faster NFL. The Chicago Bears could look to add him with one of their two fifth-round picks. He could compete with Kevin Toliver or any free agent corner the team adds this offseason.