The Chicago Bears could use some help in their defensive backfield.
When you look at the Big Ten in the NFL Draft from a Chicago point of view, there is always a lot of hometown flavor. Well, you don’t get much more hometown than Northwestern University. Greg Newsome II of Northwestern is literally from Chicago so if the Bears drafted him they would be getting a local kid that is so good. He is a cornerback so he also fits a position of need in the organization.
There is a good chance that playing for his hometown team would motivate him to be great even more than the average prospect. This is a good opportunity for the Bears to get a really good Big Ten player that can help them win football games.
Newsome had a good career with the Wildcats. He played three seasons there but he only got in three games during the 2020 season. In those three games, he had 12 total tackles and even had an interception. It was just a small sample size but it is clear that the has the potential to make a positive impact on an NFL team.
The Bears have some issues with their secondary right now as their future doesn’t look as desirable as it once did. They also have one of the oldest defenses in the NFL so a pick like this would really help them get younger. The staying local part is really cool but the most important thing is getting a good football player and Greg Newsome II is a good football player.