Chicago Bears: 2021 NFL Draft big board for positions of need

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Chicago Bears, Reed Blankenship
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Safeties the Chicago Bears should target

Specifically strong safety, the Bears need some dire help here. Eddie Jackson has been forced to play strong safety in Chuck Pagano’s system each of the last two seasons, which he struggled at.

The last time the Bears had a true box safety was in 2018 when they had Adrian Amos and they need to get their shot at finding another safety like him to let Jackson play free safety again. This safety class isn’t near what it was last season, but there are some solid talents in the middle rounds.

Safety Rankings

  1. Jevon Holland, Oregon
  2. Trevon Moehrig, TCU
  3. Richie Grant, UCF
  4. Andre Cisco, Syracuse
  5. Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State
  6. Talanoa Hufanga, USC
  7. Paris Ford, Pittsburgh
  8. Richard LeCounte III, Georgia
  9. Ar’Darius Washington, TCU
  10. Reed Blankenship, Middle Tennessee State

Player to Highlight: Reed Blankenship, Middle Tennessee State

Reed Blankenship is my favorite late-round safety prospect in this draft class. Most people don’t have him in the top ten safeties, but to me, he could even be higher. With his extremely high motor, Blankenship is constantly looking for tackles and contact on the field. He is all over the field all the time and with his speed, he can fly around the field. He has great ball skills as well and can cover man well from the slot if need be.