Chicago Bears: Senior Bowl safeties to watch

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Chicago Bears, Johnathan Abram
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Johnathan Ambram

Johnathan Abram stands 6-feet tall and weighs approximately 210 pounds. However, don’t let his size mislead you — he is an extremely physical and aggressive player at the strong safety position. Abram played his college ball at Mississippi State, where he went up against some of the best competition in college in the SEC.

In 13 games last season he recorded 99 total tackles (53 solo tackles), two interceptions, and five passes defended. In college, he was known as a very physical safety and someone who was especially good at playing the run. Abram is not afraid to creep down in the box and get physical at the line of scrimmage.

With new defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano wanting to take a  more aggressive approach, he can no doubt draw up a number of different ways to employ a physical player like Abram.

However, Abram is not known for his ability in the passing game. He is not the best in coverage, but that weakness should be somewhat mitigated by playing alongside Eddie Jackson, the ball-hawking free safety of the Bears, should Pace decide to go in this direction.

In any event, Abram is certainly one to watch this Saturday in the Senior Bowl and one to keep an eye on come draft day.