Chicago Bears look at safety in the sixth round
Late in the sixth round, with one of their compensatory picks, the Bears make a killer value selection by going with Iowa State safety Greg Eisworth.
We’ve long talked about finding a solution at strong safety so that Eddie Jackson can truly be allowed to roam free. While that might not be Eisworth from the get-go, it could end up being his gig down the line.
Eisworth is talked about as a player who is very one-dimensional, but that one dimension may work for the Bears. If he’s asked to drop back into coverage often, he’ll find himself getting passed up. His coverage skills need to be refined.
However, as a strong safety, Eisworth is a menace when everything is kept in front of him. He plays violently, ensuring opposing players know they will feel him before he even lays the wood.
Eisworth is fantastic near the line of scrimmage, whether it’s as an extra blitzer or simply helping in the run game. Rarely missing a tackle, Eisworth is as dependable as they come in stopping ball carriers on the outside and receivers over the middle. He would be a phenomenal pick here in the sixth.