Chicago Bears Draft: Top options at safety for each round

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Round 2 Favorite: Taylor Rapp, Washington

Right about now is the time you’ll swear up and down you’ve seen 50 prospects to be “guaranteed locks” for the first round. It happens every year. At some point, guys have to fall out. It’s simple math. One of those guys who, right now, is projected as either a first or second-round prospect is Taylor Rapp out of Washington.

If the Bears wanted to trade up for a safety, Rapp would be well-worth it.

Rapp is a kid who could come in and probably start on a few teams as a rookie, but having him soak in the system and learn from the guys ahead of him in Jackson and Clinton-Dix would be fantastic for his overall development.

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If the Bears are looking for a safety who can man the box and finish strong, that’s Rapp. He’s well-known as a hard hitter and someone to finishes plays. He’s not the biggest guy at 6-feet, 200 pounds, but his body is compact and strong. He’s more than capable of matching up with tight ends and handling his business.

Rapp is pretty well-rounded and can even be used in certain packages as a blitzing back. At Washington, he tallied five tackles for loss including four sacks last year.

This would be a perfect fit for Rapp and the Bears, but the fit would come in 2020 when Clinton-Dix is gone. For now, it’s simply a fun idea.