Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Unexpected quarterback taken in Round 1

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Chicago Bears, Kelvin Joseph
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KelvinJoseph. 57. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. CB. Kentucky. 83. player

Chicago Bears: Round 3, Pick No.  83

The Chicago Bears need to find a solid cornerback this year after cutting Kyle Fuller to save needed cap space. While the team did sign Desmond Trufant and retained Artie Burns, that’s a cornerback room lingering with injuries.

At 6’1″ and 192 pounds, Kelvin Joseph would be a nice insurance pick here in the third round for the Bears’ secondary. I’m reminded of Jaylon Johnson’s confidence and physical playstyle when watching Joseph, as he has all the intangibles of being an outside corner in the NFL for a long time.

Joseph latches onto players when he tackles in open space like a leech. He had great run support at Kentucky and isn’t afraid to play with an edge.

He plays passing lanes extremely well, in particular against Alabama this past season where he had an interception and two incompletions. Joseph is a bit inexperienced, but his physical prowess is enough to convince me he can compete for the starting job.