Defensive Backfield Still a Major Area of Focus For the Bears

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune answers more of your questions:

“I never hear the Bears talking about a hard hitting safety. Is this in the plans? — @Kcprof926 “

“I’m taking a wait-and-see approach with the safety position. The Bears might be looking for a younger and speedier replacement for Antrel Rolle but they’ve yet to add that player.”

I would say that’s a good bet.

One thing is certain. The Bears still have a lot of work to do in the defensive backfield and I’d be surprised if this wasn’t a focus in the draft.

Name Pos Height Weight Age
Bausby, De’Vante
CB 6-2 179 23
Callahan, Bryce CB 5-10 185 24
Fuller, Kyle CB 6-0 194 24
Glenn, Jacoby CB 6-0 180 22
McManis, Sherrick CB 6-1 197 28
Porter, Tracy CB 5-11 190 29
Amos, Adrian FS 6-0 218 22
Hurst, Demontre S 5-10 183 25
Jones-Quartey, Harold S 5-11 215 22
Rolle, Antrel S 6-0 206 33 12
Jefferson, Anthony SS 6-1 198 23

Your starters are Fuller, Porter, Callahan (nickel), Amos and Rolle. There are some other good, young players on this list but they are mostly still unknown quantities. In particular, a safety with more range than Rolle should be at the top of the Bears list. Callahan is also still developing and no one really knows what he’s going to be yet. At minimum, depth at corner is still an issue.

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