Chicago Bears NFL Draft: AJ Green could give Bears a lockdown corner

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The Chicago Bears could be in the market for a cornerback in the NFL Draft, and AJ Green might be just what they’re looking for.

It has already been an interesting offseason for the Chicago Bears as they head into next month’s NFL Draft — assuming it goes forward according to schedule. The recent uncertainty created by the spread of COVID-19 has left many wondering how it will impact teams’ draft preparations — especially in light of teams canceling travel to Pro Days and hosting player visits.

Regardless of when the Draft is held, the Bears could look to Oklahoma State cornerback AJ Green as a potentially great fit for the future.

For starters, the team will likely be in the market for a cornerback this offseason. After letting go of Prince Amukamara, they are left with some question marks as to who will fill the spot opposite of Kyle Fuller. This offseason they signed Canadian Football League standout Tre Roberson, who previously spent some time on the Minnesota Vikings roster.

They also drafted Duke Shelley in 2018 and have 2018 undrafted free agent Kevin Toliver on the current roster. Shelley, however, projects as more of a slot than boundary corner, and while Toliver has looked good at times, it comes via a limited sample size.

The Bears will also need to look beyond 2020 and consider who could assume this role for the long term. As they evaluate their options in the draft, they’ll see Green, who possesses so many of the traits teams find desirable in a cornerback. Let’s take a look at some of those qualities.