Chicago Bears Draft: Top options at safety for each round

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As the Chicago Bears prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft, they will likely be looking at safety help. We list our favorite options in each round.

To kick this week off, the Chicago Bears may have changed their draft outlook just a bit. The team re-signed veteran outside linebacker Aaron Lynch, solidifying their third edge rusher role. Prior to this week, edge rusher was arguably one of their top needs heading into the draft.

With Lynch in the fold, the Bears can truly go into the 2019 NFL Draft with the mentality of “best player available.”

One position the Bears could look for depth at is their safety group. Think back to a few weeks ago, and safety would have been one of the biggest needs of the team. Adrian Amos had just left Chicago to sign with the Green Bay Packers, and for a split-second, the Bears were thin at safety.

Almost immediately after seeing Amos leave, the Bears brought in former Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to fill the gap next to Eddie Jackson. Then, last week, the Bears re-signed DeAndre Houston-Carson to bolster the depth there.

While Houston-Carson and fellow veteran Deon Bush are familiar with the locker room and their teammates’ tendencies, the Bears could still look to upgrade at backup safety.

One other factor the Bears should consider is what happens next offseason with Clinton-Dix. He only signed a 1-year deal and most would guess he has a strong season in 2019 on such a dominant unit. If that’s the case, Ryan Pace would do himself a favor by getting ahead of the game and finding a future starter in Clinton-Dix’s place.

The Bears will have a pick in the third, fourth and fifth rounds this year while owning a pair of selections in the seventh. Depending on whether or not they address safety, and where in the draft, we’ve put together some prospects Pace should look at in each round they own a pick.

Just for kicks, if the Bears end up trading up to the second round, let’s begin there.