Chicago Bears: Five prospects to watch in the CFP Championship

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If Derion Kendrick falls to the third, the Chicago Bears must draft him

It’s not a shocker that the Bears need help at cornerback since they released Kyle Fuller last offseason. Jaylon Johnson has played admirably and looks every bit like a number one cornerback this season, however, the Bears will need to add another cornerback this offseason.

Former Clemson Tiger and current Georgia corner Derion Kendrick could offer the Bears a solution at the second corner spot. The uber-athletic corner has helped this dominate Georgia defense since transferring in.

Kendrick was recruited as a wideout and even played his entire freshman year at the position before moving to corner in his second season. Now he’s been named  First-Team and Second-Team All-ACC at the position, along with being named All-SEC second team this year.

In 2021, the corner has four interceptions, which is one more than he had in his past three seasons in Clemson. Including a two-interception game in Georgia’s Orange Bowl victory over Michigan.

In their first matchup against Alabama, the team was torn apart by Bama wideout Jameson Williams. In that matchup, Williams had 7 catches for 184 yards and two touchdowns.

This time around, Alabama won’t have John Metchie III to alleviate pressure away from Williams. This means that Williams will likely open the door for players like Slade Bolden and Jacory Brooks to excel.

Georgia will likely try to make Alabama quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young uncomfortable, but it will come down to Kendrick and the rest of the Georgia secondary to turn the tide in their favor.