Chicago Bears 2019 NFL Draft Primer: Everything you need to know

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Chicago Bears, Johnathan Abram
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12. Johnathan Abram, Safety, Mississippi State

He’s not the type of safety that’s going to excel in coverage or constantly come away with interceptions, but one thing that Johnathan Abram does is play with physicality and a level of toughness that’s unlike any other.

Abram may not be the fastest guy on the field and while he does have a slight tendency to overpursue ball carriers, his passion for the game of football is something that is going to attract him to the Bears. Additionally, if Abram cannot intercept a pass, one major aspect of his game is that he’ll make it extremely difficult for a wide receiver or tight end to catch a pass. He’s always prepared to make sure that an offensive player has to fight till the end for any pass thrown his way.

As of right now, it’s difficult to truly project where Abram is going to get drafted. He isn’t necessarily a first-round talent, so it’s more likely that he gets drafted on day two. Ideally, Abram should hear his name called in the second round, but if he continues to slip, then it’s possible that the Bears decide to trade up to go grab him.

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Abram is going to quickly make a name for himself at the next level by being an aggressive hitter who’s always willing to get after the ball carrier. While most will say that Abram is going to develop into a typical box safety, with the right coaching, he can develop into a finished product who can be more than just a big hitter.