Chicago Bears address major needs in this mock draft

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The Chicago Bears went with defensive players with the two fifth-round picks they already had.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Maryland. 5. player. 824. Safety. Nick Cross

Pitre is slated to be a nickel-cornerback in this mock draft so the Bears still need safety help.

Cross still being around in the fifth round would be a steal. has Cross in their top-75 players available. Pro Football Focus rates him in their top 100. Other scouting services do give him a fifth-round grade.

He had six career interceptions in his three-year career at Maryland so he fits Eberflus’ preference for takeaway focused players in the secondary.

If you are going safety later in the draft, make sure you are picking a Big 10 safety. I call it the Adrian Amos effect. His highlight reel shows he can make plays.

Cross needs to get better in his tackling but he definitely can do it all in the secondary.

Cornerback. Tariq Woolen. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. UTSA. 5. player. 2410

Woolen is a big corner with big-time potential. He is tall and long with the ability to line up on the outside. describes him as an athletic freak.

"Woolen is a rare physical specimen in that regard. But that’s not even the most exciting element of his scouting report. From that frame, he has a reported 4.34 laser-timed 40-yard dash and an 11’5″ broad jump. Those are eye-watering testing numbers for a player of his size. The word “freak” shouldn’t be bandied around freely when describing athletes, but that is exactly what Woolen is." feels he fits the developmental prospect model. That is fair considering he has just two years of experience at cornerback after being converted over from wide receiver.

His speed and measurables are worth taking a chance on later in the draft. Since this is an extra pick in the fifth round, Poles can afford to take at least one risk.