Chicago Bears mock draft 5.0: Trade opens things up

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Miles Killebrew (6-foot-2, 220 pounds), SS, Southern Utah

Adrian Amos played well in his rookie season for the Bears, but he will need someone on the other side to help him out at safety. Antrel Rolle appears to be near the end of his career.

The Bears will hold onto Rolle as long as possible before cutting him, since they already paid him his guaranteed money. They will see who they have before cutting ties with him. Therefore, drafting a safety will be a certainty.

Killebrew is a Chicago Bears-type of player. He is a tackling machine, amassing 243 tackles in his last two seasons (132 as a senior).

What will make Killebrew popular with Chicago fans is that he hits with bad intentions. When you look at him, he looks like a linebacker, with a compact body, and hits like a linebacker.

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With his body style, Killebrew may be moved to linebacker at the pro level. The Arizona Cardinals drafted Deone Bucannon last season and had success using him as a hybrid linebacker. Fangio would love to use Killebrew in a similar fashion.

He covers a lot of ground and has loose hips, allowing him to change directions fluidly.

Killebrew gives very good run support. He is a downhill runner and he enjoys tackling through the ball carrier.

Killebrew has also been productive on special teams as well. He has three blocked kicks. He can be a locker room leader, being a four year starter and having the character to fit in well with any team.

Having Amos and Killebrew at safety will go a long way to helping the Chicago Bears finally find an answer to their long-standing safety troubles.

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It would be nice to have a young, athletic safety duo in a Chicago Bears uniform.