4th Round - Jaden Hicks, S - Washington State
Eddie Jackson might be a cap casualty for the Chicago Bears, but Ryan Poles doesn't have to move off him if he doesn't want to. The Chicago Bears cap situation is fine right now. Addin in Jaden Hicks continues the theme of shutting down the run. Hicks lists at 6'3" 205 pounds. Brisker is the team's strong safety, but he can play all over the field. Eberflus has stressed how he wants versatility among his defensive backs.
Hicks played deep most of his early career before playing mostly in the box last season. Hicks doesn't have that crazy speed that Eddie Jackson used to have, but he has more than enough length. Hicks has a lot of run stops and was asked to spy on quarterbacks a lot.
A defensive back group of willing, aggressive tacklers like Kyler Gordan, Jaquan Brisker, and Hicks, along with run-stoppers in the front line, could finally get teams to become one-dimensional. It would also be nice to have a free safety who isn't just willing to tackle but enjoys doing it.
I wouldn't assume Ryan Poles will stay put on most of his draft picks. I am sure he will move back and move ahead when needed based on his past draft classes. I need to see who the Bears are keying in on before I get aggressive and move up for players. The divisional rivals came knocking with a trade purpose, so I took it. The Vikings wanted #122 and offered #129 and #148 for the Bears lower fifth-round pick (#176).