After losing Major Wright to the Tampa Buccaneers, the Chicago Bears could certainly use an upgrade at safety.
With the 14th overall pick in next month’s draft, the Bears likely won’t be in position to take the top safety on most draft boards, HaSean Clinton-Dix of the Alabama Crimson Tide (although it’s not far-fetched that he could slip there), but they could be in position to take the player widely considered to be the second best safety prospect in the draft, Calvin Pryor of the Louisville Cardinals.
Pryor thinks he would fit in well with the Bears.
‘‘I bring a certain type of physicalness to the defense,’’ Pryor told Patrick Finley of The Chicago Sun-Times. ‘‘The Bears are already known to be physical.
‘‘That playmaker ability, that’s what I can bring to the team. . . . If I get added to the team.”
Most pundits consider Pryor to be a mid-first round pick and if he is on the board, the Bears will certainly be tempted to take him.
Pryor made 75 tackles, picked off three passes and forced two fumbles for the Cardinals last season.