Back to the Bears with the No. 74 pick in the NFL Mocks midseason mock Draft for the NFC North; they take Kamari Lassiter CB Georgia. Bears are stocking their defense backfield is just a necessity.
Kamari Lassiter is a prominent cornerback prospect, exhibiting a combination of physicality and natural play. His agility is remarkable, and although he needs to refine some parts of his game, the additional reps should help him to sharpen these attributes. He reacts fast in zone coverage, swiftly passes routes off in man coverage, and protects the post in Cover 3.
His transitions and recoveries are as quick as a gnat. He has good to great long speed and a rapid response to screens. He displays excellent strength through his hands when he can't turn his head at the catch point. Despite his slender figure, he is a good finisher. His physicality at the line is unmistakable, and he dominates route stems with intensity.
The Bears got him in the third round due to his size and limited top-end athleticism, yet he demonstrates Round 1 potential in some moments.
With the 80th pick in the Mock draft, the Bears select S Calen Bullock out of USC. They are continuing the defensive focus with the last six picks in the first three rounds for the Bears.
If you're into guys who can cause turnovers, Bullock is the one for you. He already has seven interceptions in his true junior year, showing his former receiver skills and knack for finding the ball. His length and high-cut frame, combined with a good wingspan, give him a great reach and a wide coverage area. His background as a wide receiver in high school hints at his ball-catching skills, which could create several plays when defending the pass. Bullock's attributes make him an especially desirable player in today's pass-heavy climate.
To recap the Bears mock draft: WR Marvin Harrison Jr, EDGE Princely Umanmiele, QB Bo Nix, and today's haul.