Prince Amukamara, CB
Next up is Prince Amukamara. I have to say I am shocked to see Amukamara listed this high. Again, this falls in line with how I discount some of Pro Football Focus’ player grades. According to PFF, Amukamara has earned a coverage grade of 70.0 or higher in each of his last three seasons. There should be no shock that Amukamara had his best year in 2018 with a 77.1 grade, but I am surprised he saw such a high coverage grade last year.
In 2018, Amukamara had a solid season. He only allowed a 57.3 percent completion percentage when targeted. He limited quarterbacks to a pedestrian quarterback rating of 75.3. He also allowed three touchdowns that year.
Last season, Amukamara had allowed nearly identical yardage as he did in 2018. He even let up one less touchdown. However, he was giving up too many completions. When targeted, Amukamara allowed a 66.2 percent completion percentage last season. Yikes.
I am still holding out hope that Amukamara comes back to the Chicago Bears on a cheap contract. Ryan Pace did not let him go because of his play on the field. This was a business decision. Amukamara is not an elite corner. He does not make game-changing plays on defense. However, he brings consistency to a defense that is made up of many elite talents. Come back for another run at a ring Amukamara. We would embrace you with open arms at the right price.