The five biggest draft needs of the Chicago Bears

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Chicago Bears Need No. 5: Safety

Ever since the Bears lost Adrian Amos following the 2018 season, it has been a revolving door at the position. Ha Ha Clinton Dix and Teshaun Gipson have tried to fill the position to no avail. The Bears could keep signing bridge buys, or they could draft someone who has the potential to be a franchise player.

Potential Targets

There may not be a Micah Parson-level prospect from Penn State this season, but Jaquan Brisker is a total difference-maker. Brisker is a linebacker in a safeties body; he doesn’t shy away from contact and is an absolute force in the run game. Although he is still improving in coverage, Brisker’s game would compliment Jackson nicely and has a lot of room for growth at the next level.

It would be easy to put down any Georgia defender as a potential target, but Lewis Cine’s fit on the Bears goes well beyond helmet scouting. Cine has sufficient size for the position and has some of the best awareness you’ll see at the college level. The Bears roster looks much different in 2022, but there will always be value in a savvy player who makes very few mistakes.

Bottom line: Safety isn’t the Bears’ top priority in the draft, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need a talent upgrade.