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

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Chicago Bears, Devin Singletary
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5. Devin Singletary, Running Back, Florida Atlantic University

The Bears are serious about Devin Singletary. The team has met with him multiple times this offseason and has also conducted a private workout with him prior to the draft. While at FAU, Singletary showed that he can be a productive player in the running game, averaging six yards per carry over a three-year period.

Singletary is going to be a dynamic player at the next level due to his ability to change direction, durability, and a high motor. When it comes to changing direction, Singletary shows the ability to make clean, smooth, crisp cuts and decide where to go with the football.

One area where Singletary needs to improve is his pass protection. He’s not the biggest guy on the field (five-foot-nine, 200 pounds) and his anchor foot can at times make or break the reps he gets in pass protection. The good news for Singletary is that with the right coaching, he does have the ability to become a bonafide pass blocker.

Although Singletary’s receiving production has decreased every year since his freshman year, he does have the ability to be an effective option. The good news for the Bears is that they can work on developing his receiving skills in training camp and have him ready to be a dual-threat weapon by week one.

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At this point, Singletary should be one player to watch out for in the third round or fourth round. He has the potential to be the focal point for a teams offense and this should make him a strong candidate for the Bears.