The Bears have made their second selection on the final day of the draft and the fifth round.
After trading up to select Tulsa DE Trevis Gipson, the Bears made another defensive pick with Georgia Southern CB Kindle Vildor.
That’s two cornerbacks selected, but whose counting? The Bears can afford to use these day three picks on developmental defensive players so that the defense can stay reloaded, hopefully.
It may be worth noting that Georgia QB Jake Fromm was still available.
The reaction on Twitter was met with a lot of head-scratching, some disappointment and a lot of “Who?”
The #Bears have selected Georgia Southern CB Kindle Vildor with the No. 163 overall pick.— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 25, 2020
If you like athleticism, fluidity and swagger at the cornerback position, Vildor’s your guy. I’m a fan of this pick. Thread coming soon...
Bears take another corner (always good value). Kindle Vildor from Georgia Southen. Very explosive with excellent ball skills. Had a good Sr. Bowl— Greg Gabriel (@greggabe) April 25, 2020
Be curious to see what EJ Snyder has to say about him, since Snyder covered the Senior Bowl for WCG.
A CB wut— Pietro (@Pietrobears) April 25, 2020
Brugler on Vildor: "A tough evaluation because he consistently overachieved as a junior, due— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) April 25, 2020
to his smarts and short-area quickness, but he didn’t play at the same level as a senior and doesn’t have ideal size or play speed for the position."
Our 35th-ranked corner @TheAthleticNFL, Vildor had 33 passes defensed and 9 INTs at Georgia Southern.— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) April 25, 2020
5-9 7/8, 191 pounds. First-team All-Sun Belt the past 2 seasons. Vildor ran a 4.44 40 at the combine.
Why here? They could have waited until one of the picks in 200s— M Bison (@OfficialMBison1) April 25, 2020
Head scratcher. That big OL dude from Auburn. WR KJ Hill from Ohio state. Those guys must be hiding something because they should have been off the board— Michael Kehoe (@mkehoe703) April 25, 2020
Please god Ryan Pace just take a guard.— Luke Dunham (@LukeDunham77) April 25, 2020
We don’t need no stinking O Line (or WR, or QB, or Safety, or....)— iowaBear (@iowa_bear) April 25, 2020
If you're going to be on defense 75% of the time, might as well draft defensive players 75% of the time too.— Jack (@JackRSalo) April 25, 2020
Bears draft small school CB Kindle Vildor.— Max Markham (@MaxMarkhamNFL) April 25, 2020
This guy was popping guys in Div. 2, very smart player that can blitz. Very good tackler.
I’de be shocked if they didn’t groom him for safety.
I like the #Bears offensive line more than most but it is pretty baffling the Bears have taken zero offensive lineman in the first 5 rounds after acquiring an additional pick.— Bill Zimmerman (@ZimmermanSXM) April 25, 2020
In the draft where they desperately needed impact offensive players. I guess it’s all just BPA? I can’t be too harsh on any picks past the 4th round.— Lost (@lostinstl72) April 25, 2020
THREAD: Georgia Southern CB Kindle Vildor is the pick for the #Bears at No. 163, and I think he’s a very good fit for their defense.— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 25, 2020
Robert Schmitz was joined by our Lead Draft Analyst Jacob Infante, and our Senior Draft Analyst EJ Snyder, to help breakdown Vildor’s skills for the Bears in our latest NFL Draft mini-podcast.
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