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Bears quarter-season check: Biggest Surprise

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One first-round pick has bounced back

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On Tuesday I looked at the biggest disappointment through the first quarter of the season but I didn’t want to leave it all negative before the fifth game kicked off. So I thought I would look at a player that’s been a surprise for the Bears through the early part of the season.

The Bears defense has been pretty good through four games, not all-time great, but they’ve played well.

In the games they have been blown out they were working on a lot of short fields but as it is, they have been able to keep a bad game from getting worse. If the defense had ben really bad it could have been 55-14 last Thursday or 45-7 against the Bucs.

The Bears have a couple of players that could qualify, including fourth-round pick Tarik Cohen, however I feel that after what we saw in the preseason, his emergence was hardly a surprise to anyone other than those outside Chicago.

My pick though is cornerback Kyle Fuller. While he hasn’t been shutdown good, he’s been a lot better than I expected. He hasn’t allowed a TD, according to Pro-Football Focus and opposing QBs have a mediocre 78.9 rating when targeting him, which is often.

The thing about Fuller is though, the expectations were so low for him heading into the season he was virtually left for dead and assumed to be a surprise if he even made the team.

The reality is he’s played pretty well and well he still hasn’t lived up to the billing of a first round pick, he’s been more than solid in coverage and has been able to stay on the field even with Prince Amukamara getting healthy.

Who is your pick for most surprising Bear through four games?