5 things to know about Chicago Bears rookie Kyler Gordon

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The Chicago Bears drafted cornerback Kyler Gordon 39th overall out of Washington. The pick makes sense considering he was widely regarded as one of the top players on the board. Chicago was also linked to him before the draft.

Now that Gordon is on the team we can discuss needs, and other options later, but now we must focus on what he could bring to Chicago. What are five things to know about Kyler Gordon?

5. Kyler Gordon can move around

Kyler Gordon has just 17 career starts. He redshirted his freshman season and started four games during his RS Fr year before being unseated by Trent McDuffie, who went earlier in the same draft.

Gordon won back his starting spot in 2020, but the pandemic shortened season had him playing just four games. Finally, in 2021 he was able to start for a full season.

Gordon played 1,300 career college snaps on defense, including 716 in coverage.

One of the best components that Gordon brings is his ability to move around. Last season Gordon played 527 snaps on the outside, and 199 in the slot. He also played 66 snaps deep. Ryan Poles mentioned in the post-draft press conference that Gordon can play outside and the slot if needed and they will let it shake out.

So, Gordon is not all that experienced, but when he did get on the field his versatility helped boost his stock. Beyond that, he had an excellent 2021 season.