The second night of the NFL Draft began on Friday night and it was finally time for the Chicago Bears to make some picks. After not having a first-round pick on Thursday, Chicago selected defensive back Kyler Gordon with the No. 39 overall pick on Thursday.
Gordon spent 4 years at Washington before leaving the program and now finding a new home with the Bears. The goal for Chicago is to pair him with Jaylon Johnson as their starting defensive backs and some even had Gorgon with a first-round grade.
But one stat in-particular should have Bears fans excited about their new rookie as ESPN’s Courtney Cronin tweets:
Per @ESPNStatsInfo, new Bears CB Kyler Gordon did not allow a TD in 696 coverage snaps in his college career (29 games) and forced an incompletion on 24% of targeted attempts (5th best in Pac-12).
— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) April 30, 2022
Some fans might’ve been surprised by this selection, but Gordon’s career at Washington speaks for itself. Not a single touchdown allowed in his entire career is something that fans will like the sound of.
The Bears’ secondary struggled mightily in 2021. Gordon will look to join Johnson as the other Bears’ starting cornerback in 2022. Johnson was a bright spot within Bears’ secondary last season. Fans will definitely be excited over this potential new cornerback pairing.
The Bears used their first two selections on strengthening their secondary. With the 48th overall pick the Bears selected the Safety from Penn State, Jaquan Brisker. Many expected the Bears to spend their first couple picks on a wide receiver and/or offensive lineman.
Now, Bears fans should definitely be expecting an improved secondary in 2022. Between these two picks and the emergence of Johnson, this secondary’s potential is limitless.
The draft is set to resume on Saturday with round three beginning in the morning.
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