Oregon State's Al Afalava projects as a strong safety. Maybe the Bears have plans to use him as a free safety, but every scouting report published about him lists him as a strong safety with in-the-box skills to be a hammer vs. the run.
He's another player the Bears brought into Halas Hall on a pre-draft visit. You can find some bone-jarring hits by him on YouTube.
Afalava is 5-11, 213 pounds, and could contribute on special teams quickly. He's going to have to prove he can pick up the scheme quickly but the Bears have had success with late-round safety selections. Afalava may have had to answer character questions. Like defensive end Henry Melton, he had a DUI arrest in college.