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The Chicago Bears will need cornerback depth after trading Kyle Fuller

After trading Kyle Fuller, the cornerback room will need some competition. While Ambry Thomas doesn’t necessarily project as an outside starting corner, he will give the Bears a versatile option in nickel situations.

Buster Skrine still mans the starting slot corner position, but Thomas is a guy who could take over eventually if Skrine left via free agency when his deal is up. The 6-foot Thomas is a physical corner with a style of play that matches more of a press coverage type. For that reason, he may be best in the nickel packages.

Thomas is great at helping out near the line of scrimmage. Flying to the football is never a problem, and his lateral speed is definitely there. If he can match up with opposing receivers right on the line and be allowed to rough them up initially off the line, Thomas finds success in throwing opposing routes off-base.

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He opted out of the 2020 season, so we haven’t seen Thomas play since 2019 when he came up with a pretty balanced line of highlights: three passes defended, three interceptions, three tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries.