The 5-foot-10, 191-pound Vildor was a three-year starter in college, and he concluded his collegiate career with impressive numbers in the stat sheet. With 9 interceptions and 25 pass deflections in those three seasons in the starting lineup, he is a proven producer with good ball skills, impressive physicality, tackling ability, and plenty of confidence and swagger on the field.
He projects similarly to Buster Skrine as a physical nickelback in the Bears’ defense, as well as an instant standout on special teams. To get a better understanding of what to expect from Vildor, check out my Twitter thread on the rookie:
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
Vildor is a very physical, confident and high-motored defensive back. He isn’t afraid of closing in on a receiver to make contact and make a play on the ball. He excels in tight windows. pic.twitter.com/HBxN82W23H— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 25, 2020
Vildor is a fluid athlete who brings solid direction-changing skills to the table. He has good ball skills and tracks down the deep ball efficiently. pic.twitter.com/3ZQGNSPvOS— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 25, 2020
Vildor has shown that he can jump routes well and have the ability to read the eyes of the quarterback. He’s a proven producer, as he had 9 interceptions and 24 PBUs in his last three seasons. pic.twitter.com/a3NB6XfCRw— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 25, 2020
Vildor has solid athletic ability, and while he played on the outside at Georgia Southern, I think he can play as a nickel at the next level. I actually see some Buster Skrine in him as a physical nickel. pic.twitter.com/b5m30lruUg— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 25, 2020
Vildor is also an aggressive tackler who should be an instant producer on special teams.— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) April 25, 2020
Overall, Vildor is an alpha dog at cornerback who should bring solid depth to their secondary. I’m a fan of what he brings to the #Bears. pic.twitter.com/XH6MadtFcZ
What do you guys think of the selection of Kindle Vildor? Let me know in the comments, or let me know in the replies of the thread above.
Jacob and EJ tag teamed some analysis of Vildor’s game with Robert Schmitz on his latest podcast right here: