Bears Draft Target: Isaiah Foskey
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Bears Draft Target: Isaiah Foskey

by - Senior Editor -

The NFL draft is an exciting time for football fans, as teams look to add new talent to their rosters. The Chicago Bears are one team that could benefit from adding a top-notch edge defender in this year's draft. One player who could fit the bill is Isaiah Foskey.

Foskey is a 6-foot-5, 257-pound defensive end from Notre Dame. In his redshirt junior year in 2022, he recorded 44 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, and 10.5 sacks in 12 games. He also forced one fumble and recovered another.

These stats make it clear that Foskey is a disruptive force on the field.

Over the course of his college career, Foskey has racked up 121 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, and 25 sacks. He has also defended two passes, forced seven fumbles, and recovered three more.

These impressive stats have earned him recognition as one of the top-edge defenders in the 2023 draft class.

Foskey's athleticism is one of his biggest strengths. He has been clocked at 4.58 seconds in the 40-yard dash and has a 10-foot-5-inch broad jump. His quickness and explosiveness make him a nightmare for opposing offensive linemen to block.

Foskey's versatility also makes him an attractive prospect for teams looking for a 4-3 defensive end.

According to Pro Football Focus (PFF), Foskey was a top 10 edge defender in run stop rate, with a rate of 8.10%. This indicates that he is not just a pass rush specialist, but also an effective run defender.

Foskey's PFF grade for the 2022 season was 71.8, indicating that he had a solid season overall. While this grade is not the highest among edge defenders in this year's draft class, it is still a respectable score.

The Chicago Bears could benefit greatly from adding Foskey to their roster.

The team has struggled in recent years to generate consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Foskey's ability to disrupt both the pass and the run could help the Bears improve in this area.

Foskey is projected to likely be available in the second round of the draft, which could make him a realistic target for the Bears.

While there are no guarantees in the draft, Foskey's impressive college career and athleticism make him a player worth keeping an eye on for teams in need of an edge defender.

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