Chicago Bears – Myles Bryant, CB, Washington
Matt Nagy has more than lived up to his reputation as an offensive wizard and now sits comfortably in first place atop the NFC North. But as the Bears inch closer to their first playoff appearance since 2010, now is still a good time to look at who they may be targeting in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Truth be told, there aren’t too many glaring weaknesses on this Bears roster, which speaks to the remarkable coaching job that Nagy’s staff has done to this point in his tenure. With slot cornerback Bryce Callahan slated to hit free agency following the season, I’ll mock his potential replacement here in Washington standout corner Myles Bryant.
Bryant may only be 5-foot-8, 180 pounds, but possesses the type of explosive athleticism that should make him an excellent slot and nickel defender at the NFL level. He won’t win you many reps in press coverage, but Bryant is still extremely physical and a great tackler at the line of scrimmage.
Contracts for free agent defenders can get pricey in a hurry, so if Chicago feels that Callahan is trending out of their price range, Bryant would be an excellent option to serve as his replacement.