Myles Bryant, CB, Washington
Prince Amukamara‘s departure has left a sizeable gap at the cornerback position opposite Kyle Fuller. The Chicago Bears have signed former CFL standout Tre Roberson while adding Artie Burns to compete with Kevin Toliver, who may have the inside track right now.
With little salary cap available, the Chicago Bears could take Myles Bryant in the sixth round. The former walk-on came to the University of Washington as a three-star prospect despite having offers from four other notable schools.
He appeared in 11 games, including two starts, as a freshman but became a regular in the Huskies’ secondary after the 2016 season. Bryant would go onto start 36 games over the next three years while accumulating 173 total tackles, including 12.0 tackles for loss, four interceptions, and 14 pass deflections.
He’s a tad undersized at 5-foot-9, 184 pounds, but he should be able to add 10-15 pounds of muscle to his frame without losing much speed. Speaking of, he ran a 4.62 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, and scouts note that some of the bigger wide receivers may win jump ball battles against him.
That said, Bryant is a high-character guy, and he has great instincts, often reading the quarterback’s eyes and jumping routes. Personally, I think he’d be a great selection, and while some scouts have him listed a future slot corner, I think it’s worth letting him earn the job. His coaches have raved about his work ethic and how he plays with a chip on his shoulder.
The Bears need a guy like that.