Eddie Jackson should help overhaul Bears secondary
- The Bears traded up five spots to select former Alabama S Eddie Jackson in the fourth round (pick 112) of the NFL draft. Jackson had his 2016 season cut short by a season-ending leg injury.
- While his run defense is not great, Jackson excels in pass coverage. Targeted only 11 times in seven games in 2016, Jackson allowed a passer rating of 38.8. In his three seasons, he allowed a combined rating of 65.0.
- Pass defense was a clear problem for the Bears’ secondary in 2016. Adrian Amos and Harold Jones-Quartey, last year’s starting safeties for the Bears, allowed passer ratings of 127.9 and 125.1 respectively
- Amos, Jackson’s competition for the starting safety job, also allowed a passer rating of 117.5 in 2015. He has allowed 5 TDs and recorded 0 INTs in his career.