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The Chicago Bears could trade for cornerback Noah Igbinoghene

There is a theme here. We have now come to the third recent cornerback who was a high draft pick within the last two years. Except, this one might be the most likely candidate to be traded.

Noah Igbinoghene was a first-round pick by the Miami Dolphins last year, being selected at no. 30 overall out of Auburn. Admittedly, he was a bit of a reach there and had more of a Round 2 grade on him. But, the Dolphins took him anyway.

As a rookie, Igbinoghene only played 28 percent of defensive snaps all year. He saw more time on special teams than anything. Now, in his second season, things are looking grim for the former Auburn standout.

Just a year after being a first-round pick, Igbinoghene was inactive for Week 1 against the New England Patriots. That’s not a good sign for someone of his draft capital. If Igbinoghene can’t even make the active game day roster, then what is head coach Brian Flores waiting for?

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The Dolphins have a strong cornerback room and could easily get by without him. If Ryan Pace wanted to take a bit of a gamble, he could reach out and try to land this kid. He wasn’t a first-round pick for nothing, and would at least give the Bears someone they could attempt to groom on the fly while plugging him in ahead of some lesser-capable players.