Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago Bears made some patchwork moves this offseason to fill the voids left by Brian Urlacher and Nick Roach. However, signing D.J. Williams and James Anderson are just temporary fixes. Kansas State’s Arthur Brown features the skills needed to fill one of these spots for the foreseeable future.
Brown is an explosive athlete who features the instincts to make plays all over the field. That quickness helps him attack the line of scrimmage and make plays in the backfield. His athleticism is the key to his success, as he lacks ideal size for the linebacker position.
This is a perfect fit for the Bears’ Cover 2 system because Brown is more than capable of reaching the deep middle in coverage.
Chicago’s defense started to show some signs of aging last season, so it makes sense for them to add a player with Brown’s type of speed.
Because the Bears only have five picks in this draft, it’s possible they look to move down in the first round. I’m sure they’d love to recoup the third-round pick they gave up last year to land Brandon Marshall.
If they stay put Chicago could also target players such as North Carolina’s Sylvester Williams, Washington’s Desmond Trufant, Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert or North Carolina’s Jonathan Cooper.