Chicago Bears NFL Draft: Jordan Wyatt reminiscent of Eddie Jackson

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The Chicago Bears are great at identifying underrated talent, and this cornerback could be the next great find.

This offseason, the Chicago Bears have been active in free agency, even if not with the top-tier players. However, they — and specifically Ryan Pace — have done a great job filling the few holes they had on their roster heading into March.

Once it became clear Bryce Callahan and Adrian Amos were unlikely to return, Pace did well to target their replacements in Buster Skrine and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix respectively. Then, earlier this week, the team re-signed veteran pass rusher, Aaron Lynch, to provide much-needed depth to their outside linebacker core.

Consequently, they head into the 2019 NFL Draft with a lot of options, but more importantly, flexibility. The team can focus on the best player available and identify players to add depth to the team next season, with the expectation that they will eventually become starters.

One area they will certainly look to address at some point is the cornerback position. Per Spotrac, Skrine signed a three-year deal, but the Bears have an out after the 2020 season if they wish. Prince Amukamara is signed through 2020, but the team has an out following next season as well. In other words, the team would be wise to invest in potential replacements for one or both of these players.

This is one of the many reasons why it makes a lot of sense for them to target cornerback Jordan Wyatt out of Southern Methodist University. The versatile cornerback is on the Bears radar and could be one to watch come Draft Day.