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5 CBs Chicago Bears Should Target in 2014 NFL Draft

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5 CBs Chicago Bears Should Target in 2014 NFL Draft

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Cornerback is one of many positions on the defensive side of the ball that the Chicago Bears need to focus on in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft. Prospects such as Justin Gilbert, Darqueze Dennard and Kyle Fuller should be off the board once it comes to the point to where the Bears should consider drafting a cornerback. However, they shouldn't wait too long to grab one. Here are five pass defenders Chicago should have on their radar.

5. Antone Exum, Virginia Tech

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5. Antone Exum, Virginia Tech

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If the Bears haven’t addressed their cornerback position by the third day of the draft, they should consider Antone Exum. Along with coverage skills, Exum has valuable experience playing in a pro-style defensive scheme, and displayed quality coverage on kick and punt returns for the Hokies.

4. Rashaad Reynolds, Oregon State

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4. Rashaad Reynolds, Oregon State

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Not only is Rashaad Reynolds good in press-man coverage, off-man coverage and zone coverage, but his background in wrestling shows that he’s physical enough to be a sure one-on-one tackler. The speed that he possessed on Oregon State’s track team should help him out on the field as well.

3. Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Nebraska

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3. Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Nebraska

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Displaying the rare size for a cornerback (6-foot-3, 218 pounds), Stanley Jean-Baptiste has the athleticism to play safety as well. In addition, Jean-Baptiste’s long wingspan and leaping ability (41.5-inch vertical) can help generate turnovers.

2. Jaylen Watkins, Florida

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2. Jaylen Watkins, Florida

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Just like Jean-Baptiste, Jaylen Watkins is another player who has the ability to play either cornerback or safety. Seeing that he’s the older half-brother of top-rated wide receiver Sammy Watkins, his athletic prowess comes as no surprise.

1. Pierre Desir, Lindenwood

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1. Pierre Desir, Lindenwood

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Pierre Desir hasn’t generated a lot of buzz due to playing at a small school. However, the 6-foot-1, 198-pounder has done enough to be considered a second- or third-round draft pick. Furthermore, a visit with the Bears has also shown that Desir has done enough to catch the attention of the organization.