3. The Chicago Bears should draft Jaquan Brisker in the second round
One of the Bears’ biggest needs this offseason is in the secondary. While they absolutely need to sign a cornerback, and probably draft one as well, the Bears also need a safety. Quite frankly, they may end up needing a couple of safeties — at least one being a starter.
One of the best safeties in this year’s draft is Jaquan Brisker out of Penn State. He is an elite, physical specimen. Brisker possesses excellent length at the position and can cover a lot of space in a hurry.
In Brisker, the Bears would be getting a safety who is a fantastic anticipator. He makes big plays on the ball. He does have similar tendencies to an Eddie Jackson of a couple years ago, but he’s a more sure tackler.
Because he’s a more physical and willing tackler, Brisker can be used in multiple roles if need be. Last season, he had six tackles for a loss. Brisker was even used closer to the line in short yardage situations .
If Jackson stays put in Chicago, Brisker would certainly energize him. It would be interesting to see the two play together and if Brisker could get more out of the veteran.