Bears land safety Brandon Hardin with 79th pick

Brandon Hardin, safety, Oregon State (6-2, 216)

A Chris Conte-type player who is a naturally instinctive guy with solid range and ball skills. Is a little tight in the hips. However, he can tackle, plays hard and is always around the football. Should make his mark on special teams from day one and possibly mature into a starter.

NFL Ceiling: Average NFL Starter

NFL Floor: Above-average reserve

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