Sep 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) takes the field against the Cincinnati Bengals at Soldier Field. Chicago defeats Cincinnati 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Chicago Bears looking to draft Charles Tillman's replacement

The NFL Draft is just around the corner and that Chicago Bears are looking at replacing one of their veterans with a new young prospect. Per the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bears are very much looking at a cornerback this year in the draft as they want to find a guy that can be the successor to Charles Tillman’s throne as the team’s top cornerback.

This is a lot easier said than done, but it could mean we see the Bears swing towards drafting a cornerback in the first round as there figures to be at least two if not three top cornerbacks available when they go on the clock at No. 14 overall.

Of all the needs they have, cornerback is their best bet at that point in the draft at getting a top prospect at a position. If Justin Gilbert goes ahead of that slot, there still figures to be Jason Verrett and Darqueze Dennard available if not Gilbert as well.

Chicago could go in another direction and may even end up trading down, but we saw with Richard Sherman how lethal a top flight cornerback can be to a defense and the Bears are the team most miffed by the Seahawks attention because the Monsters of the Midway haven’t been talked about in years.

There’s no saying that Dennard, Gilbert or Verrett will be Richard Sherman or Charles Tillman but the Bears are clearly targeting the position and a first-round selection is likely.


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