Round 3, 71st Overall: Jalyn Armour-Davis, CB, Alabama
This might be a bit of a shocking selection for the Chicago Bears, especially with the depth of the corner class. The corner room doesn’t look great outside of Jaylon Johnson, and while there could be in-house expectations for a couple guys to step up, there are no guarantees.
Jalyn Armour-Davis needs to be talked about more in the 2022 NFL Draft corner class. Armour-Davis is a twitched-up corner with impressive patience, possessing the ability to transition cleanly and hang with receivers down the field. He is still a bit new to the position, but being able to run, transition, and cover gives a skill set to work with on the mental side of things.
Round 5, 148th Overall: Damarri Mathis, CB, Pittsburgh
Speaking of corners, why not double down? Not to mention with a great school that produces talented players in the secondary. Pittsburgh often leaves corners to fend for themselves on the outside in their scheme, so they are battle-tested for man coverage.
Damarri Mathis is the latest defensive back prospect from Pitt, and he plays physical at the line of scrimmage and is dynamite in the processing department. Even if his role ends up being the slot cover guy, it’s a valuable position nowadays that needs an impact player like Mathis. The duo here would be very helpful for Eberflus in year one.