Chicago Bears: 4 players who saw their stock rise after two weeks of camp
Kindle Vildor has seen his stock soar at Chicago Bears camp
This one is great for Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears. With the emergence of Kindle Vildor in the Bears headlines out of camp this season, it makes the move to allow Kyle Fuller to walk look at least a little more palatable. No, this does not mean I think the defense will be better without Fuller. Of course, I’d love to still see him in a Bears uniform. However, if Vildor can prove himself on gameday the way he seems to be shining in training camp, then the corner position could be saved.
With Fuller gone, Jaylon Johnson and Desmond Trufant’s injury history, and a lack of depth behind the two, cornerback was easily the weakest position heading into training camp. I will admit, I was not as confident as most in what Vildor could accomplish. I liked the tools of his skill set along with his size, but I struggled to get on board as quickly as others as I saw him struggle more often than not in 2020. He looked to improve versus the Saints in the Wild Card loss, but nothing special.
Now, everyone seems to think he’s going to beat out Trufant for the starting spot opposite Jaylon Johnson. Personally, I don’t think that happens. However, if Trufant has any setbacks due to an injury (has happened most of his career), then Vildor could be the guy to jump on the starting position.
Can the corner who allowed over 70 percent of his targets to be completed last season emerge as a legit starter in the NFL? We will have to see if his camp success transitions to the field on actual game days.