Chicago Bears 2019 NFL Draft: Late round safety targets

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Chicago Bears, Lukas Denis
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Lukas Denis, Boston College

Boston College boasts a pair of safeties whom could find a role in the NFL with both the aforementioned Harris as well as Lukas Denis. Following a stellar season in 2017, Denis’ production diminished a little bit in 2018. His standout season two years ago saw him amass seven interceptions and a total of 10 pass breakups in 13 games.

Last year, Denis only managed one interception and a pair of passes defended. His saving grace was the fact that his lone pick went back for a score. I’m wondering if his one outstanding season was simply a bit of luck, although the ball skills are certainly there.

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Denis is a fluid athlete and possesses above average footwork, which makes him fun to watch on tape. He moves real well, and has the traits to play either up in the box or as a deep safety.

The knocks on Denis include lack of playing strength and the inability to stay close with his man on certain routes. He would benefit from learning to play more physical overall, that’s for sure. Denis would be worth a snag in the seventh round and could wind up becoming a special teams staple. Down the line, who knows where his development could take him.