Chicago Bears pull off franchise-altering deal in this 2024 Mock Draft

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player. . . Rod Moore. 2. Rod Moore. S. Rod Moore. . 485

One of the decisions the Bears are going to have to make this coming offseason is what to do with safety Eddie Jackson. If they cut him, Chicago would save $13 million. That seems like a no-brainer. With Jackson gone, though, the Bears will need another starting safety to pair with Jaquan Brisker.

That's where a Big Ten stud comes into play in the second round. Like Brisker was, the Bears make Michigan standout safety Rod Moore a second-round pick. While Brisker loves playing near the line of scrimmage and operates more as the team's strong safety, Moore can come in and become the team's free safety.

Moore reads the quarterback's eyes well and plays with anticipation. He excels in zone coverage, but he's also not a liability in man. Moore stands six feet tall and has excellent speed and a fluid set of feet, able to back pedal well and change direction on a dime when needed. Even though he's more of a free safety, Moore is not afraid to get his hands dirty. He attacks ball carriers.

What really works to Moore's advantage and will allow him to be drafted higher than others at his position is his ability to play both safety and slot corner. His coverage skills truly are prolific for a safety.