Bears select CB Kindle Vildor with the 163rd overall pick

The Bears cornerback depth chart continues to grow with the Bears selecting 5-10, 191lb Kindle Vildor from Georgia Southern.

Vildor, First-team All-Conference selections in the Sun Belt in 2018 and ’19, had 6 passes defended and 2 interceptions last season with the Eagles.

The Bears addressed the cornerback position in the second round Friday night with Jaylon Johnson from Utah, who has a great chance to be the Bears starting CB come Week 1. Vildor also joins Kevin Toliver and Artie Burns, all who will be fighting for time in the Bears secondary.

From his draft profile via

He’s a little slender and his speed is average, but Vildor possesses good athletic ability with the man cover talent to stay near his target. He does a nice job of challenging throws effectively when he’s in position thanks to his length and timing, but he’ll need to improve his route recognition and anticipation as a pro. He can be too passive and ineffective as a tackler, which will be a non-starter for certain NFL teams. Vildor has the ability to challenge for a CB4/CB5 spot for man-cover defenses.


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