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NFL Draft 2016 Results: Chicago Bears draft Miami safety Deon Bush in 4th round

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The Chicago Bears have addressed their secondary with the second of three 4rd round picks.

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The Chicago Bears have three total 4th round draft picks this year (as of right now), and with their first they drafted linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski from West Virginia.

With their second 4th round pick they have selected: Deon Bush, Safety, Miami

Bush is 6'01", 201 pounds, and has great range in the secondary. He will project as a special teams starter to begin with for Chicago, but will have the opportunity to compete for a starting spot. He will need some developing, but that's the case for 95% of rookies after being drafted.

From CBS Sports:

STRENGTHS: A tall, rangy defensive back, Bush is a terrific athlete with the required length, physicality and ball-skills for the safety position at the NFL level. He is used all over the Hurricanes' defense, giving scouts an opportunity to evaluate him as a blitzer, in run support, single high in coverage even dropping down to cover slot receivers.
Bush has a lean body type, but he's not skinny and plays tougher than he looks, throwing his body around and delivering jarring hits to separate his target from the ball on defense and special teams (nine forced fumbles over his career). He light feet and fluid hips to change directions quickly and accelerates in a flash.

Bush has the instincts and range for the deep middle, reading the eyes of quarterbacks and erasing deep-ball opportunities. He locates the football well and times his leap to win contested passes.