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Bears rookie CB Kevin Toliver ready to challenge Buccaneers WRs

Chicago Bears undrafted rookie cornerback Kevin Toliver isn’t worried, or afraid, of the dynamic Tampa Bay Buccaneers passing attack.

Whether it’s Mike Evans or DeSean Jackson, no Bucs receiver strikes fear in the former LSU standout, who’s expected to fill the void left by the injured Prince Amukamara.

“The last time I was scared or not confident was when I was on my way home after I got in trouble in elementary school, to go meet my mom,” Toliver said via the Chicago Sun-Times.

“Ever since then, I’ve had the biggest confidence on the field. And at corner, you’ve got to have that — especially at this level.”

Toliver may want to pump the brakes a bit before he gets himself into some trouble. Evans is one of the NFL’s most dynamic pass catchers who’s capable of making the league’s best cornerbacks look silly. Jackson, while not quite the same player he was a few years ago, still has speed to burn and is off to an incredible start this season.

“It’s just an opportunity for me to showcase my talent, show what I’ve been working and doing in practice,” Toliver said.

“It’s a good challenge to see where I’m at, see how I match up against the top offense in the league right now. Just go out there and execute the plan do what my coaches say.”

A good challenge is putting it lightly.

Fortunately for Toliver, he’ll have plenty of help from the Bears’ pass rush. Khalil Mack, Aaron Lynch and Leonard Floyd should be able to force Ryan Fitzpatrick into uncomfortable situations, poor throws and opportunities for him and his secondary teammates to make a play on the ball.

If there’s one area of weakness on Chicago’s defense in Week 4, it has to be Toliver. Just don’t tell him that.

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