The Bears select Penn State safety Jaquan Brisker in the second round

LAKE FOREST – For the first time in four years, the Bears went with a defender to start their NFL Draft.

They did it again with their second election in 2022.

With the 48th overall pick in the second round of the draft, Bears Penn State selected safety Jaquan Brisker as they added another player to their secondary.

He played three seasons with the Nittany Lions and was an All-Big Ten first-team pick in 2021 and a second-team All-American. Brisker ended that campaign with 38 tackles including six for losses, two interceptions and five defensive passes.

In 85 games at Penn State, he finished with 151 tackles including ten for losses with five interceptions and 14 defensive passes.

Brisker is based in Pittsburgh and started his career at Lackawanna College in 2017 and 2018.

Earlier in the second round, Bears Washington cornerback Kyler Gordon selected with the 39th overall pick, the first time they have gone defensive with their first pick since 2018.

Like the cornerback, Brisker expects to have the opportunity to compete for significant playing time and a starting spot alongside veteran Eddie Jackson. Right now he will be competing with DeAndre Houston-Carson, free agent pickup Dane Cruikshank and Michael Joseph.

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