Chicago Bears Draft: Players worth trading up for

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Chicago Bears, Rock Ya-Sin
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Cornerback Rock Ya-Sin, Temple

Count cornerback as one position where the Bears should be pretty set going into the season. However, as a great general manager would tell you, it’s tough to pass on a player when he’s the best player available on your board.

If Rock Ya-Sin drops lower than the 47th pick, the Bears have to pull the trigger and snag him. He’s too good to pass on if available.

Ya-Sin has ideal size at 6-feet tall and about 190 pounds. His Combine was strong as he ran his 40-yard dash in a very respectable 4.51 seconds. To top it off, he came just short of a 40-inch vertical jump. The 3-cone caught him a bit, as he finished in 7.31 seconds, but the tape still shows quick footwork.

The biggest negative surrounding Ya-Sin is the fact that he has just one year of FBS experience. His frame is absolutely perfect to play corner, but his style and technique is not as polished as you’d like to see at the next level.

My confidence in Chuck Pagano is sky-high in terms of developing defensive backs — just look at his track record. For Ya-Sin, Chicago would be a great landing spot. He’d have time to develop a bit more, where his raw physical talent would shine through exponentially given a year or two.