Bears bring top corner prospect Marshon Lattimore in for visit

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The Bears are picking third, giving them a great opportunity to find a player who can make an immediate impact.

The one they’re looking at today could help rebuild a defense that needs it.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, cornerback Marshon Lattimore is visiting the Bears today.

Lattimore is expected to be the first cornerback taken in a deep crop, with the only real questions about his injury history.

He struggled with hamstring problems at Ohio State, though he insists he’s past that and his pulling out early from workouts at the Scouting Combine weren’t related.

The Bears could use the help at the position. Former first-round cornerback Kyle Fuller missed last year with a knee injury, and even with the addition of free agent Prince Amukamara, they clearly need to upgrade their secondary.

4 responses to “Bears bring top corner prospect Marshon Lattimore in for visit

  1. After the Kevin White situation, Ryan Pace needs to be really careful about guys with hamstring problems. Alshon Jefferey also should be front and center in his mind.

  2. Pace is doing an excellent job of keeping his options open. Adams, Allen, Lattimore, Howard, and I am sure several others will all roll through on visits to ensure he knows what he wants to do when the draft begins. I have a hard time believing they will stay at 3, but someone has to want to move up for them to move down.

    Carolina moving up for Fournette? Jacksonville may very well take him at 4, so it’s either move to 2 or 3, and SF shouldn’t be taking him there. You could also add Cincy to that list for Fournette. New Orleans could want Solomon Thomas to play DE in their scheme. Almost every team needs secondary help, and then there is the QB quandary. Who goes where, and does a team jump to get one?
    If you think there is going to be action at your pick when the lights come on, you need to know where you can move to and still get the guy you know can help you in year 1.

  3. The Bears have had really bad luck drafting players with injury histories- Chris Williams (back), Gabe Carimi (ankle and knee), and Marc Colombo come to mind. Not sure if White had issues before the draft.

    Williams back was such a mess that no one should have taken a chance on him in the first round and he was off several teams’ boards completely.

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