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Chicago Bears, Camryn Bynum
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Chicago Bears Round 5, Pick No. 164

After going offense for the first three picks, I decided it was time to address the defense as well. Camryn Bynum is an underrated cornerback prospect for the NFL Draft with his common knock being athleticism, but his Relative Athletic Score (RAS) was surprisingly impressive.

Bynum was a pass-breakup machine every year he was at Cal. The four-year starter led his team in pass breakups in each of the last three seasons. He truly came out in 2019 when he recorded 63 tackles, one interception, and nine pass breakups in 13 games. He only got to play in four games in 2020, but he still racked up 19 tackles, one interception, and two pass breakups earning himself first-team All-Pac 12.

Bynum displays great leadership and experience for the NFL. His character is one of the greatest traits about him as he’s a great person on and off the field. He has solid size for a cornerback and athleticism to pair with it. As he got more experience, he showed less fear in the run game and eventually even showed a want to stop the run and not avoid it. Bynum isn’t extremely fast, so he likely will be a non-press cornerback.

With the Bears moving on from Kyle Fuller, they added Desmond Trufant to replace him. Trufant is a solid addition, but he struggles to stay healthy. They have solid depth behind the two starters in Artie Burns, Tre Roberson, Kindle Vildor, and Duke Shelley, but none of them have shown the capability to be a true starter yet. Bynum could push one of them out and even potentially take over with his experience if Trufant suffers an injury.