1. Deon Bush
There was a debate as to whether or not the Chicago Bears needed a starting strong safety, or if they could trust Deon Bush as a box option next to Eddie Jackson. Due to the big investment in Jackson, the idea should be that any average starter can excel next to him. That will be tested with Deon Bush as he appears to be the clear starter. The Bears had many chances to address the safety position and did not.
They took Cole Kmet ahead of Grant Delpit and Antoine Winfield Jr., who went the very next picks. Still, Jeremy Chinn, who was more of a box safety, went pick 64. He was there at pick 50, and Ryan Pace went cornerback Jaylon Johnson instead. Does this speak of their interest in Johnson over Chinn, or trust in Bush over Kevin Toliver and Artie Burns?
Daniel Thomas from Auburn went right after Trevis Gipson, Alohi Gillman, and Antoine Brooks went right after Darnell Mooney. If they wanted to add their box safety, they had a shot at every pick through the draft.
Whether this speaks to how their board broke or how much they trust in Deon Bush, it is hard to think that they are adding a safety who is going to push Bush for starting snaps. He is the biggest winner of the weekend with a chance to prove himself.