Grading Chicago Bears rookie 2023 draft class after quarter point of the season

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Chicago Bears CB Tyrique Stevenson

Tyrique Stevenson was able to get on the field immediately for the Chicago Bears. He has played 83% of the snaps because he missed some time against the Kansas City Chiefs with an illness. Overall, he has played 267 snaps, with 173 snaps in coverage.

As a run defender, he has been up and down. The Bears' defense has put him in a lot of situations where he has had to step up and make a tackle, but at the same time, he has not been consistent.

In coverage, it has been up and down as well. He was relatively unphased against the Green Bay Packers, but they were missing Christian Watson, and he spent a lot of his day on Dontayvion Wicks.

In week two, he was welcomed into the NFL by Mike Evans. Evans put up 122 yards against Stevenson. Stevenson did not play much in week three due to the injury but did not give up much to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, with whom he was mostly matched up.

In week four, he saw a lot of Brandon Johnson and Courtland Sutton and once again did not surrender much. Sutton beat him a couple of times, but he played well.

In week five, he saw a lot of Terry McLaurin. There was a drive or two when it looked like McLaurin had his number, but Stevenson consistently bounced back. He allowed 32 yards to McLaurin and had two important pass breakups.

Overall, Stevenson looked a lot more NFL-ready than the Washington Commanders first-round pick Emmanuel Forbes.

Tyrique Stevenson Grade: C+