The Chicago Bears and new general manager Ryan Poles made a big play to revamp the team’s defense in the NFL Draft.

While most Bears fans and experts anticipated the Bears to get a wide receiver, or perhaps an offensive lineman, with their first pick in the draft, the new Bears regime made it a point to address the holes the Bears had in the secondary. 

They did that all in one day, when they selected CB Kyler Gordon and S Jaquan Brisker in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft. 

A post draft video on the Bears YouTube channel showed that Poles and Eberflus entering the draft room on day two of the draft with Gordon and Brisker as their top two available players on the big board.

It’s easy to see why, when they fell to the Bears slot, they selected them…and the rookies are proving the Bears to be right in training camp. 

Just days into Bears camp, and both Gordon and Brisker are turning heads for their play on the field. While the Bears worked in 11-on-11 red zone packages on Friday, each rookie had an interception of quarterback Justin Fields.

Brisker and Gordon are already showing how big of a problem they could be for opposing offenses. 

Now in a defense that also includes Jaylon Johnson, Robert Quinn, Trevis Gipson, Eddie Jackson, and Roquan Smith (hopefully), the Bears are looking at having a surprisingly strong defensive unit under a defensive minded head coach. 

The draft may not have provided the flashy wide receiver addition Bears fans hoped for, but I have no doubt that the Bears are drastically improved on defense by their rookies. That could be just as helpful for Fields and Co.

It’s not every year you can find two ballhawking defenders that are ready to plug and play on day two of the draft. 

A good look on Ryan Poles, who may have hit on two superstars in his very first draft in Chicago. 

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