Perfect Picks: Chicago Bears

With the NFL Draft approaching we will be looking at each team and evaluating where they need to improve. In this particular series we will run a seven round mock using the Pro Football Network Mock Draft Simulator and find the ‘Perfect Picks’ for each franchise.

We will highlight four players that could help each team. This will feature picks 1 and 2, a mid round gem and a late round sleeper. 

Round 2 - Quay Walker, LB, Georgia

If you had to imagine what you want a linebacker to be, you might just envisage Quay Walker. 6’4 and 240lbs with unbelievable sideline-to-sideline range. While offense may be the biggest need for the Bears, a player of Walker’s calibre at pick 39 is hard to resist. Pair him with Roquan Smith and the building blocks of a strong unit begin to come together. The Bears can begin to build their new identity, defense first.

Round 3 - Romeo Doubs, WR, Nevada

It’s difficult to see Allen Robinson staying any further in Chicago. Unless the new brass makes a big push for him, they will need to add fresh targets for Justin Fields. Hamstrung with a lack of picks, the likelihood is that the Bears have to pick up a young receiver who might take some development. Doubs is a big, physical receiver who was Carson Strong’s favourite target at Nevada. He has plenty of shiftiness after the catch and will go some way to giving Justin Fields the help he needs.

Mid Round Gem - Obinna Eze, OT, Texas Christian

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The Bears spent draft picks last year trying to solidify the offensive line. Teven Jenkins was somewhat of a write off in year 1 due to injury but Larry Borom, their fifth-rounder enjoyed a solid first campaign. Jason Peters and Germain Ifedi should move on meaning depth is an issue. The giant Eze from TCU can overreach at times but is a powerful unit, difficult to move off his spot. Jenkins’ injury history and potential to kick inside gives Eze a chance to start down the road.

Late Round Sleeper - Jermaine Waller, CB, Virginia Tech

Jaylon Johnson has been a fantastic find for the Bears secondary but outside of that the cornerback depth is weak. Thomas Graham Jr flashed some potential while Artie Burns and Kindle Victor struggled. Defensive minded head coach Matt Eberflus is likely to try and find an experienced solution but expect him to address the position in the draft too. Waller has good length and snagged 4 picks in 2021. While his coverage ability has been spotty he is worth a late-round shot.

Draft In Full:

39. Quay Walker, LB, Georgia

671. Romeo Doubs, WR, Nevada

147. Obinna Eze OT, TCU

149. Michael Clemons, EDGE, Texas A&M

186. Jermaine Waller, CB, Virginia Tech

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