Tyrique Stevenson limiting rookie mistakes in his first NFL regular season game.
Stevenson is one of the Chicago Bears’ two second-round selections in this year’s draft. The rookie will be starting opposite of Jaylon Johnson.
Johnson is one of the best cover corners in the game. So, expect Packers head coach Matt LaFleur to test the rookie.
Stevenson has good size and is the fastest of the Bears’ starting corners including last year’s second-round pick Kyler Gordon.
If you remember Gordon’s rookie year, it was filled with the ups and downs all rookie corners go through. Also, Stevenson is coming in after staring at Miami where they play a lot of man coverage.
Tyrique will be asked to play more zone in the Bears defensive scheme. That is another thing to add to the list of adjustments the rookie has to make as he transitions from college to the pros.
Stevenson showed in the preseason and training camp that he will make mistakes. He can be a little bit too aggressive and that could lead to some costly penalties.
He also displayed that he can make plays. He came close to getting a couple of interceptions in the first two preseason games and finally came away with one in the preseason finale.
Stevenson can take the ball away which is needed in this defensive scheme. He needs to limit his mistakes or at least make sure he is getting picks to offset them.
Watson being out and Doubs possibly not playing will help lessen the challenge Stevenson will face. Make no mistake about it, LaFleur is one of the best playcallers in the game and you can be sure he will make sure to go after Stevenson.
One NFL expert thinks if Stevenson has good vision out there, it will limit his mistakes.
If Tyrique can hold his own out there and get an interception, the Chicago Bears have a good chance of getting a Week 1 victory.