5. Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama
Finally, we come to a bit of an underrated option for the Bears. Alabama cornerback Kool-Aid McKinstry should be a top-10 pick, but would be better suited between picks 6-10 than in the top five.
The Bears could also have a need for cornerback depth, too, if Jaylon Johnson does not return. Johnson is a free agent and was subject of trade rumors this season while wanting a new contract. At the other starting spot, the Bears have rookie Tyrique Stevenson. So, drafting McKinstry would replace Johnson and give the Bears a real young duo on the outside.
McKinstry stands 6-foot-1 and offers good size and length for the position. He has just about everything you want in a starting cornerback, too. If he's in zone, his instincts show up on every snap. If he's in man on the outside, he plays physical football and disrupts routes on a regular basis.
He isn't necessarily a ball hawk, but McKinstry is better at disallowing plays to unfold. He and Stevenson play very similarly, as they're both physical and try to bully their opposing receivers.