Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Round 5 best case scenarios

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Chicago Bears, Jamel Dean
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Cornerback Jamel Dean, Auburn

There is a bit of a trend with the previously mentioned Love and cornerback Jamel Dean out of Auburn. Dean is an exciting player, but his injury history is certainly cause for concern. Dean dealt with a few knee injuries back in high school, and after transferring to Auburn in 2016, he missed the entire season due to another one.

The last two years, though, Dean has been healthy for the most part. The 6-foot-1 corner has ideal size for an NFL starter, and his Combine performance lit the NFL world on fire.

Dean ran a blazing 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds flat. He followed that up with a ridiculous 41.0 inch vertical jump, 130.0 inch broad jump and a respectable 7.02 second 3-cone drill.

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Injuries are obviously the big red flag when it comes to Dean, but he also only has one full year of starting experience in college. In 2018, as a starter, Dean came up with nine passes defended, two tackles for loss, two picks and a fumble recovery.

His size and speed are incredibly appealing, and he has the ability to stay with any receiver. As a pro, he’ll have to show he can stay healthy and also that he’s a willing run defender. That’s the only on-field weakness that he’ll have to work hard at. Otherwise, with consistent development, he has the potential to be a great player in the pros and may end up being a steal in the fifth.