Chicago Bears Mock Draft Roundup 1.0
Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Chicago Bears Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Chicago Bears from several prominent sites and draft analysts.
For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Chicago Bears, check out our 2021 Chicago Bears Mock Draft Database.
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Bears:
Pro Football Network - DiCecco (6/7)
17) Chicago Bears: Brock Purdy, QB Iowa State
The Mitch Trubisky experiment is over in Chicago, and Nick Foles is the ideal bridge quarterback for a young signal-caller. Purdy may not possess prototypical measurables for the position, but he demonstrated steady improvement, innate athleticism, and sound decision-making throughout his tenure at ISU.
Fox Sports - McIntyre (6/7)
4. Chicago Bears -- Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
Summing up the replies to Lance being in the Top 10 of the initial Mock Draft in April: "Who?" The buzz around Lance has gotten so big, I've moved him up. He's only got 15 starts in his career, and in three of those he completed a single-digit number of passes.
Walter Football (5/19)
5. Chicago Bears: Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU
Receiver isn't the biggest need for the Bears, but it wouldn't hurt for them to have an upgrade to go along with Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller in the slot. It's difficult to pass up on a great prospect like Ja'Marr Chase at No. 5 overall.
Ja'Marr Chase caught 17 passes in his freshman year, then took a huge step forward in 2019, displaying the ability of a top-10 prospect.
CBS Sports - Edwards (5/12)
16. Chicago Bears: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
There is an old saying that if you have two quarterbacks, you really have none. It is a generalization most years but it truthfully applies to Chicago. The idea of Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles being the future at the position is unfathomable. Lance needs to improve pre-snap and become a pocket passer first, but he has a lot of ability.
CBS Sports - Trapasso (5/4)
14. Chicago Bears: Samuel Cosmi, OL, Texas
Quarterback is the easy decision here, but instead, the Bears ride out either Mitchell Trubisky (after a new deal) or Nick Foles for one more season and grab an athletic, fundamentally sound tackle in Cosmi, who represents better value than any quarterback available.
PFF - Renner (4/30)
17. Chicago Bears -- QB Trey Lance, NDSU
There's the sticker shock of Lance's 28-0 touchdown to interception ratio that will stick in people's minds, but Lance is still a tier below Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields at this point. A big reason for that number is that Lance averaged an incredibly low 18 passing attempts a game last season. However, he's got the easy arm talent and earned an 87.5 passing grade as a redshirt freshman.
San Diego Union Tribune (4/29)
17. Chicago (33/1) -- DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
Allen Robinson will be a free agent after next season. Smith actually had a better statistical season than 2020 first-round picks Henry Ruggs and Jerry Jeudy last year. He led the Crimson Tide with 1,256 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns.
SI - Hanson (4/27)
17. Chicago Bears: Alex Leatherwood, OL, Alabama
The Bears had the 29th-ranked offensive line, per Football Outsiders' 2019 rankings. Leatherwood has the versatility to play multiple spots along the Bears' offensive line, as he has started 28 games for the Crimson Tide at both tackle and guard.
Bleacher Report - Miller (4/27)
13. Chicago Bears -- QB Justin Fields, Ohio State
Mitchell Trubisky is likely on his way out of town after his rookie contract expires following the 2020 season, and there's no reason to trust Nick Foles as the long-term starting option. The Bears could be drafting a second first-rounder at quarterback in 2021 if the current regime gets another chance to find a signal-caller.
Fields had an impressive breakout campaign in 2019 with 41 passing touchdowns and only three interceptions while adding 484 yards on the ground with 10 more touchdowns. He could propel himself even higher up the board if he builds upon the traits he showed in his first year starting. For the Bears, an upgrade in terms of athleticism and arm strength is much needed.
SB Nation - Kadar (4/27)
15. Chicago Bears: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
That's right, not a tight end. And unfortunately, not a quarterback. Allen Robinson is a free agent after the season, and Alabama has another loaded wide receiver group to choose from in the draft.
The Athletic - Brugler (4/27)
15. Chicago Bears -- *Jevon Holland, FS, Oregon
The Ducks have one of the best returning secondaries in college football, led by Holland, who is above average versus the pass and the run. The coaches rave about his instincts, ball skills and leadership, setting the bar high for his junior season in 2020.
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