Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Round 4 best case scenarios

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Chicago Bears, Jaquan Johnson
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Safety Jaquan Johnson, Miami

If Hooker is unavailable and the Bears still want to address the safety position in the fourth round, Jaquan Johnson is one to look at. First off, he definitely needs some development — which is fine, because he’ll be sitting for at least a year until a starting spot opens up with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix likely leaving.

One thing you can’t always teach is a mental aggressiveness when it comes to not only play on the field, but how he leads a group of men. Johnson is a leader, born and bred. He was the voice of his defense at Miami, and everybody knew it. If you needed that group to step up at any point, it was going to be Johnson who led the charge both as an on-field coach and with his play.

He’s a hitter — boy, is he a hitter. Johnson will lay you out if given the opportunity, which is something that might get him in trouble as a pro. He will have to watch out for the way the game is changing, but that might not stop him from being a force when it comes to contact.

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Johnson flies sideline to sideline with nifty lateral speed and footwork and looks to finish plays. He doesn’t let a lot of tackles go. This kid is a finisher.

The one thing he’ll need to work on is how aggressive he is at times. This will come with learning and good coaching. Johnson may have to learn to take a step back and try a bit harder to read what’s happening, as his anticipation can be a bit behind in the passing game. As a fourth rounder, though, Johnson is worth the stash.