The Bears re-signed Deon Bush and DeAndre Houston-Carson. They also brought in Jordan Lucas. Still, it feels like in losing Haha Clinton-Dix, they lost more than they brought back, and this is a position of glaring need.
While there are a few options to step in the start, like cornerback, there is not the same type of depth or investment shown in this position yet.
Deon Bush started for a few games when Eddie Jackson was injured in 2018. He saw the field in a limited role in 2019 as well. He would be the clear leader in the clubhouse as a starter heading into his fifth NFL season.
Bush is likely better in the box than playing high, so replacing Clinton-Dix may be a more natural transition than Jackson. Still, they signed Clinton-Dix cheap after seeing Bush in an extensive starting role. Could they have seen anything year to think more of Bush?
It makes you think that they may highly value this safety class. They may be thinking that they can upgrade over Clinton-Dix with a pick in the top 50. The depth of this safety class is interesting with Grant Delpit, Xavier McKinney, Ashtyn Davis, Kyle Dugger, Jeremy Chinn, and Antoine Winfield. It has be close to a lock that at least one of these names is on the board by the Bears first pick. Keep an eye on these prospects as the Bears hit a position of need.