Chicago Bears: Top 5 must-have value prospects in 2019 NFL Draft

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Chicago Bears, Joejuan Williams
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Cornerback Joejuan Williams, Vanderbilt

Projected Round: Late 2nd, Early 3rd

But, the Bears already have two solid starting corners. Not to mention, they gave Buster Skrine an average of $5 million per season to come in and take the place of Bryce Callahan.

Why would they draft a cornerback?

Answer: First of all, you can never have enough talent at the cornerback position. Depth is as important at this position as it is anywhere else.

Second, Joejuan Williams is no joke. If he slid to no. 87 overall, he’s a no-brainer. Williams is a freak, physically, standing a tall 6-foot-4, weighing 211 pounds.

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Williams’ one major knock on him is his lack of elite speed. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.64 seconds, which isn’t awful, but isn’t good enough to keep up with the faster guys in the NFL. What he lacks in speed, however, Williams makes up for in physicality, length and overall size.

He is an aggressive press corner who takes pride in finishing plays. Williams is a willing run defender and doesn’t miss a lot of tackles.’s Lance Zierlein calls him “smothering” following the release. That’s a fantastic trait to have as a corner, and I’m certain his overall development would accelerate under a coach like Chuck Pagano.