1. Artie Burns and Kevin Toliver
Entering the 2020 NFL draft, we were debating whether Artie Burns, Kevin Toliver, or even a sleeper such as Tre Roberson could be the starting cornerback for the Chicago Bears in 2020. With Prince Amukamara unsigned, his name floated up as well.
However, all of that talk was put to a silent hush on Friday night. When the Chicago Bears drafted Jaylon Johnson with the 50th pick of the 2020 NFL draft, they drafted a starting cornerback opposite of Kyle Fuller.
Johnson checks all of the boxes. He is athletic, he was productive from his true freshman season and got better year by year.
Now, do not get it mistaken; Burns and Toliver are going to get their chances. Johnson will have to earn the starting job.
However, barring any injury, Johnson is the better football player today. He is NFL ready and has turned one position battle in camp into the tracking of if a rookie is ready to start. For Burns, he signed a veteran minimum deal and may not make the final roster.