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Report: Talented safety visits Bears


by - Senior Editor -

Boise State defensive back JL Skinner recently visited the Chicago Bears, according to multiple reports including Daniel Greenberg.

Skinner has had several conversations with the Bears throughout the pre-draft process, indicating the team's interest in the talented safety.

Skinner's college football career at Boise State was impressive, with his standout performance in the 2021 season garnering attention from NFL scouts.

He played in all 14 games that season, leading the team in tackles with 92, solo tackles with 66, and fumbles forced and recovered, with two and three, respectively. Additionally, he logged seven tackles for loss, five pass breakups, and a pair of interceptions.

Despite Skinner's impressive stats in the 2021 season, he managed to improve even further in 2022. Although his tackling numbers were slightly lower with 65 total tackles and just 0.5 tackles for loss, Skinner made up for it with increased ball production, logging four interceptions and five pass breakups.

This impressive performance led to Skinner being named first-team All-Mountain West in 2022, an honor that showcases his skill and talent on the field.

The Bears' interest in him indicates that they recognize his potential and believe that he could make an impact in the league.

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