3 Eddie Jackson Replacements the Bears Should Target in the 2024 NFL Draft

With Eddie Jackson gone, the Bears have a huge hole to fill at the safety position this offseason.

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3. Cole Bishop, Utah

If the Bears choose to wait until the later third or fourth round to address the safety position, then Cole Bishop should be a name they have on their board.

A recent mock draft had the Bears grabbing him in the third round. At 6'2 209lbs, Bishop has the prototypical size for the position. He is a very versatile defender who can come into the box if needed or sit back in center field and read opposing quarterbacks.

The 2023 Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist had two interceptions and three passes defended last season to go along with 60 total tackles and three sacks. He is truly a defensive coordinator's dream as you can line him up essentially anywhere on that side of the ball. He is not going to break any 40-yard dash records, but what he lacks in straight-line speed he makes up for shorter quicker bursts.

While Bishop may not be the perfect compliment to Brisker as he likely will perform better closer to the line of scrimmage, I think it would be tough to pass on a player as versatile as he is if available in the middle rounds. Head Coach Matt Eberflus is a former defensive back coach so he would surely be able to figure out a way to pair this tandem up for success.

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