Chicago Bears: Senior Bowl safeties to watch

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The Chicago Bears could have their eyes on the safeties in this weekend’s Senior Bowl.

As the Senior Bowl approaches, the Chicago Bears may have their eyes on one particular position group.

This week, some of the nation’s top seniors have converged on Mobile, Alabama in advance of this Saturday’s showcase games. Throughout the week, they have been demonstrating their talents for NFL general managers and scouts through a variety of drills, and exercises.

Last season, Ryan Pace plucked two players who appeared from the Senior Bowl. Defensive lineman, and first-year standout, Bilal Nichols, as well as edge rusher Kylie Fitts. Needless to say, the Bears will be taking a strong look at the players at this week’s festivities.

Although Matt Nagy has returned from his trip to Mobile, the Bears continue to hold meetings with players. In fact, their reported meeting with LSU placekicker Cole Tracy no doubt drew a lot of applause from the Bears’ faithful.

However, it’s another position group that could draw a lot of interest from Pace and company. That group is the strong safeties. Although there are only two officially listed as strong safeties, both are very talented and could serve as a potential replacement for Bears’ current strong safety, Adrian Amos. Amos is a free agent and may come at too high a cost for the Bears based on their salary cap situation.

So what if the Bears decide to draft his replacement this year? Well, let’s take a look at two players who might fill that role who will be playing this weekend.