Chicago Bears: One of these three will shine behind Khalil Mack

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Kyle Fuller has shown flashes for the Chicago Bears

There hasn’t been a great defense in the history of the league that doesn’t have a lockdown corner. On this Chicago Bears defense, Kyle Fuller is that guy. Between the three guys that I previously listed, Fuller has the best resume to this point in his career.

Fuller had his best year in 2018, being recognized as a Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro. He earned this by leading the league in interceptions and officially letting people know that he had arrived in the NFL. But after this season, many people thought he took a step back. I’m going to spoil it right now for you, he didn’t take a step back.

While Fuller’s pass defending statistics all took a slight bump in the wrong direction, he improved drastically as a run defender. You can read more about this in his advanced stats, but the number that stuck out to me was his run stop rate, which improved from 0.7 to 1.8. What does this mean? It means he had over double the production as the season prior in the run game. Yes, he took a small statistical step back in the passing game, but a big step forward in the run game.

I am confident that he can step up as the second guy on this squad, but I think he has the worst odds among anybody on this list.