Chicago Bears NFL Draft: Kyron Brown could be a sleeper at DB

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The Chicago Bears, who are looking for depth at the defensive back position, could look at this sleeper.

With only five total picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears — and more specifically Ryan Pace — will have their work cut out for them. While there are not many immediate needs for next year’s team (with the exception of running back) much of this draft will be about 2020 and beyond.

As we have previously noted here at DaWindyCity, the team has a number of key players whose contracts will expire in the next few years. To that end, Pace has to identify players who can provide depth next year, but be expected to assume greater roles in the following season.

In fact, it is distinctly possible that the Bears will be counting on a fifth or sixth-round pick this year to be a starter in 2020 on a championship caliber team.

With that in mind, one potential sleeper who the Bears could snag at the back end of the draft is cornerback Kyron Brown from the University of Akron.

Brown had good size at 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, which he uses to his advantage as a tough, physical corner. He is a very physical corner who seems capable of playing almost anywhere in the defensive backfield — even at safety.

The physical corner had three interceptions over his last two seasons to go along with 18 passes defended during that time.

He has very good measurables. Brown runs a 4.53 40-yard dash, with a 39 inch vertical and a 121-inch broad jump.

As the team turns toward securing its defensive backfield of the future, Brown has to look incredibly appealing. He provides instant depth behind both Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara, as well as a backup plan should one get injured. He also has all of the talent and skills to one day assume a starting role should the Bears move on from Fuller or Amukamara once their contracts expire.

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It would also seem the Bears have some interest in Brown, having met with him back in late March. If he’s not on your radar yet, he should be. He has a chance to end up a household name by the time it’s all said and done.