As the NFL draft nears, we could see the Chicago Bears make big moves, including getting a future franchise quarterback. The Bears could also make other significant moves to further better their offense and defense in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. With teams such as the 49ers moving up in the draft and other teams looking to move up, Drafting a franchise quarterback keeps becoming more difficult as draft day nears. The Chicago Bears could be looking to move up in the draft and potentially select their future franchise quarterback.
The Chicago Bears Trade up with the Panthers for the 8th pick
With the Carolina Panthers recently trading for Sam Darnold the Panthers could look to trade down and select either a cornerback such as Greg Newsome II or a strong tackle in the later rounds. As for the Bears, they could move up and draft their franchise quarterback in Trey Lance. Trey Lance could serve a similar role as Pat Mahomes, with Lance sitting behind Andy Dalton for a year, allowing him to be more pro-ready.
The Chicago Bears would have to trade their 20th pick, their 2021 52nd overall pick, and most likely a future 1st or 2nd round pick. It would definitely be worth the price with Lance’s incredible athletism and his incredible potential.
The Bears Find a Replacement for Kyle Fuller
With the 83rd overall pick, the Chicago Bears could very well take Stanford cornerback Paulson Adebo. Adebo had an amazing career at Stanford has eight interceptions and 27 pass deflections during his career at Stanford. With Adebo’s amazing production and an even better pro day, Paulson Adebo could definitely be a good or even better player at cornerback than Kyle Fuller in his career. With Fuller gone and Trufant now in as a veteran presence in the locker room, Adebo could develop into a really good piece for the Chicago Bears defense.
The Chicago Bears get some receiving help
With the 5th round pick, the Chicago Bears could potentially go after Nico Collins from Michigan. Nico Collins opted out last season but was dominant in 2019, putting up 729 yards with a team-leading seven touchdowns and a Big Ten-leading 19.7 yards per catch to earn his third varsity letter. Collins was also Michigan’s 2019 Offensive Team Player of the Year. With the possibility of Allen Robinson leaving after this year and with the success of Darnell Mooney, we could see the Chicago Bears go with another wide receiver in Nico Collins.
Late Round Gems
The Chicago Bears have multiple 6th round picks this season due to them trading multiple players for picks. The Bears could look to fill up their need at offensive tackle by drafting Brady Christensen from BYU. Christensen led an amazing offensive line for the BYU Cougars as they allowed the lowest amount of pressure in the whole country. Brady Christensen was the highest-graded tackle in the country last season with a grade of 96.0.
The Chicago Bears could also look to go for Tariq Thompson from San Diego State to help Eddie Johnson in the secondary. Tariq Thompson had an amazing career at San Diego State, having 12 interceptions and 35 pass deflections. Thompson is also an incredible tackler racking up over 219 tackles during his career at San Diego State.
Another player the Chicago Bears could look to go after Larry Borom from Missouri. During his career at Missouri, he played both tackle and guard and was amazing; he was a part of an offensive line that only allowed 2.25 sacks per game and less than six tackles for loss. Borom was a dominant tackle for Missouri but could fall to the Bears due to his poor size and strength.
With the draft becoming seemingly closer and closer, we could see the Chicago Bears make some team-changing moves and ultimately find their quarterback of the future. The Chicago Bears could hopefully fill up some positional needs with the NFL Draft coming up, such as some cornerback help and OL help. The Chicago Bears could also look to either trade down or trade up to further improve their team and get some diamonds in the rough. We just have to wait and see!