By Parker Hurley
How has the stock of Chicago Bears cornerback Kevin Toliver changed this offseason?
When the Chicago Bears signed Kevin Toliver as a UDFA from LSU, he immediately became the name to follow of the class. Many expected Toliver to be drafted, and while he fell for character concerns, the Bears bought into the talent.
Toliver’s first offseason with the Bears is as good as you could write. He was noticed in OTAs, he shined in training camp, and that crossed over to the preseason as well. He only played 135 snaps defensive snaps, but for a player who was undrafted, it was as good as it could have gotten considering the health of the Bears cornerbacks.
Last year Toliver had to battle with Marcus Cooper. This year, Cooper was let go and nobody of any name value was brought on. Stephen Denmark was drafted, but he is a former wide receiver from Valdosta State, who is going to require patience.
When looking at the Bears big moves at cornerbacks, they were active in upgrading the slot. This means that they are confident in the idea of Toliver stepping up if either Kyle Fuller or Prince Amukamara were to go down with an...