Draft Capsule: S Bacarri Rambo

Draft Capsule: S Bacarri Rambo

March 24, 2013, 9:00 pm
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Bacarri Rambo (FS), Georgia

6-1 | 211 lbs.

2012 Stats:

67 tackles, three interceptions; 16 career interceptions

Projection:

3rd round

Strengths:

Aside from having perhaps the best name in this year's draft, Rambo is one of the more physical safeties and, as seen in his career interception total, has a knack for finding the football. He has great size for the position, and he's capable of playing either position. He made secondary calls for the Bulldogs his last two seasons, and plays aggressive up to the line of scrimmage. He's a playmaker for sure.

Weaknesses:

The biggest red flag is that Rambo was suspended for four games to close out his senior season for drugs, and twice failed drug tests while at Georgia. That in itself will not help his draft stock, but neither will his tendency not to wrap up on running backs and wide receivers. He loves the big hit, but he has to know when to use it and when to make a sure tackle. 

Fit for the Bears:

The Bears are pretty much set at safety with starters Major Wright and Chris Conte, and with Tom Zbikowski, Brandon Hardin and Craig Steltz in the fold behind them there's not much of a need for a safety. Still, there's something to be said for an SEC defender who finished his career with 16 interceptions. If the Bears aren't sold on the immediate future of their secondary, Rambo is worth a look, especially when you consider the defense recently lost its last big hitter/enforcer.