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Kam Chancellor. The Bears Should Draft Edition

Virginia Tech's FS Kam Chancellor has generated a lot of talk on this sight over the past few month's , and with good reason.  Hokie's DB coach, Torrian Gray said that Kam might be the "greatest safety in Virginia Tech history."  Here are his stats.....

Stats Overview Tackles Misc Interceptions
YEAR TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
2006 9 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 4.0 4 0 0
2007 79 38 41 0 0 0 1 0 1 23 23.0 23 0 0
2008 51 26 25 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0
2009 65 24 41 0 0 0 0 0 2 -3 -1.5 0 0 0


Chancellor was granted a scholarship to VT as a quarterback, but was quickly moved to corner before the start of the 2006 season, and he played in all 13 games as a true freshmen.  He was moved to rover in '07 and started all 14 games.  In 2008, he was moved to starting free safety, where he played the next two seasons.

At 6'3 and 231lbs, Chancellor is bigger than most of the top prospects at safety, and is known for his hitting.  But his sub par 4.62 40 time has hurt him in the draft, making the chances of him being available when Chicago draft the 75th player (and possibly the 109th pick) extremely likely.   Chancellor also recorded 22 reps at the bench, which is phenomenal for a safety and places him among the strongest safeties in this years class.

Kam is noted as a big hitter who s solid against the run, and some have suggested that he may be better suited to play strong safety of even strong side linebacker at the NFL level.  His coverage skills have been questioned, but he did put up very productive numbers as a free safety at VT.  With 5 broken passes, 7 pass deflections and 2 interceptions in 2008, Chancellor considered entering the 2009 NFL Draft, but decided to wait and try and bolster his draft status with another year at the NCAA level.

Here are some video clips of Chancellor.......

highlight and lowlight of '08/'09

more highlights

Lowlights in the running game against Georgia Tech

Power tackling Darius Marshall

Against Nebraska 2009 (relevent portion @ 6:16 and on)

Kam was not only the highest vote recipient in "The Bears Should Draft _?" thread among safeties, but he was the highest vote recipient among all players.

<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

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