Our NFL Draft grades are going in a different direction this year thanks to our Senior Draft Analyst EJ Snyder wanting to think outside the box. Neither EJ nor myself are fans of slapping an arbitrary letter grade on a player before he’s stepped onto the field as a professional, but we do understand the need for a grade.
Bottom line, letter grades are still a wildly popular way to look at draft prospects, and since we’re not doing them, we’re asking you guys to give us your grade for each pick. So with that being said, what is your take on the Chicago Bears taking Kindle Vildor, corner from Georgia Southern, with the 163rd overall pick in the 5th round?
What is your grade for the Bears taking corner Kindle Vildor with pick 163rd in the 5th round?
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But as for our official WCG grade for each selection the Chicago Bears make in the 2020 NFL Draft, EJ wanted to have a more detailed way to measure the potential he sees in each prospect, so his methodology is as follows.
He’ll be giving out points in these three categories on a 1-10 scale.
- Player Skills: How much pure talent/skill/production do they have?
- Scheme Fit/Potential: What might they do based on where they landed?
- Draft Value: Were they a value draft-wise where they were picked? Could the team have waited and done OK?
EJ’s Grade for Kindle Vildor
- Player Skills = 6: Vildor is a physical, aggressive press corner. He’s undersized but extremely competitive. Already solidly built and may be near his ceiling in that regard. The next stage of development in his game will come from grasping the increased complexity on the mental side of the game in the NFL.
- Scheme Fit/Potential = 5: Defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano loves physical press corners and Vildor is that right now.
- Draft Value = 5: With a lot of solid nickel/slot corners already on the roster it seems an odd move. I don’t hate it (because the player is talented), but in terms of pure need/value it’s six of one, half a dozen of another.
For even more detail on how EJ feels about the Bears taking Vildor, check him out on Robert Schmitz’s mini-podcast, and they’re joined by our Lead Draft Anayst Jacob Infante.