The Chicago Bears shocked many of their fans on Friday evening when they doubled down on defense in the second round of the 2022 NFL draft. After selecting cornerback Kyler Gordon with their first pick, they stayed in the secondary and picked safety Jaquan Brisker out of Penn State with the 48th selection.
Brisker is tasked with elevating a safety position that, outside of a couple stellar years from Eddie Jackson, has been average at best over the last decade. It appears he has the pedigree to do it, however.
Brisker is a versatile safety with excellent instincts. He can cover well in passing situations and wraps up ball carriers when it comes to the run. He totaled 63 tackles, including six for a loss, with two interceptions during his final season at Penn State.
The newest Bears defender has had tremendous success during his collegiate career, but Brisker has much more to him, from a unique family history to an devastating tragedy earlier in his life. Here are five things to know about the new Bears safety.
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