Adrian Amos may no longer be a Chicago Bear in several months.
That’s what seems to be the case, at least. Ryan Pace probably needs to find a possible replacement next to Eddie Jackson. The good news is that there are a ton of options throughout free agency and draft. Should they retain Amos, I’m sure no one will complain, but there do exist alternatives should they choose a different route.
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Maybe Pace replaces a former Senior Bowl participant with another.
Note: You won’t find draftnik sweetheart Nasir Adderly anywhere here. As awesome as it would be to watch him in Chicago, I think scouts and teams are sold that he’s going in the first 50, maybe even 40, picks. Also, one of my favorite safety prospects, Johnathan Abram, is sitting out the event with an undisclosed injury.
Mike Edwards/Darius West, University of Kentucky: Here are the other WIldcat appearance(s) I mentioned earlier. That Kentucky defense really did have a bunch of bad dudes. Instead of doing an individual bio for both guys, I decided to lump them together. They aren’t the biggest safeties in the class (both under six feet and just a hair over 200 pounds), but those guys didn’t allow many big plays (West had six pass break-ups and three picks; Edwards had six and two). Between both of them, I’m not entirely sure who is a stronger run defender (both eclipsed 80 tackles on the year).
Will Harris, Boston College: All of the buzz and hype went to his batterymate, Denis Lukas. But it was Harris who had the stronger final year at BC, totaling 75 tackles and a pick. There is a distinct physical advantage that Harris holds over Lukas (six-feet, two-inches and 210 pounds versus five-feet, 11 inches, and 187 pounds). Simply put, Harris has the better size to play safety in the NFL. If he can show he has better coverage skills than the numbers would indicate, he goes no later than early day three.