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Chicago Bears Mock Draft Roundup 7.0


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:

EDSFootball - Donahue (3/23)

20. Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota

Another team looking to upgrade the QB position but ultimately settling on a WR at this point in the draft. Although looking at Bateman's college stats, coupled with his recent sub-4.4 40 at the Exos combine on 2/27 it's unfair to describe picking Bateman as "settling." Just a sophomore in 2019, he had 1,219 yards and 11 TDs while averaging over 20 yards per catch.

NFL.com - Brooks (3/23)

20. Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech

The Bears haven't drafted an offensive tackle above the fifth round since 2011. Darrisaw is a plug-and-play prospect with all-star potential.

The Athletic - Beat Writers (3/23)

20. Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech

Taking a quarterback was definitely a consideration, but a $10 million investment also was made in Andy Dalton. He's the Bears' starting quarterback for 2021, or at least that's what he was told during his recruitment in free agency. Either way, it's best not to force the pick, though the Bears have a history of doing that. This is a great year for offensive tackles, and the Bears have to be sure to get one. Cornerback is on the table after Kyle Fuller's departure, but the Bears are clearly shifting resources from defense to offense. Selecting Darrisaw is part of that process. Charles Leno Jr. and Germain Ifedi become placeholders at tackle until Darrisaw is ready. -- Adam Jahns

30. Mac Jones, QB, Alabama

The Bears could be patient and let their QB search in the draft play out into the second round. Jones and Texas A&M's Kellen Mond could be available. Then again, the wait down to pick No. 52 could take a long time. GM Ryan Pace doesn't like doing that. Ironically, this trade is made with the team that just signed Mitch Trubisky to be its backup. But never mind that. The Bills can have Trubisky. The Bears are on to the 2021 season and beyond. Jones is worth the swing late in the first round. Dalton also said he'd be OK with handling a mentor role. By drafting Jones, Pace and coach Matt Nagy can potentially extend their stays in Chicago, too. Young quarterbacks always change situations and expectations. -- Adam Jahns

ESPN - Kiper (3/22)

20. Alijah Vera-Tucker, IOL, USC

Chicago is in a similar quarterback situation to that of Washington, except the Bears' roster around their signal-caller is more depleted. I thought about an edge rusher or corner here, but the right tackle spot is wide open. Could Germain Ifedi, who played guard for Chicago last season, move outside? It's possible. But I'd still draft a tackle at No. 20 and either start him on the right side or play him at guard and groom him to take over at left tackle for veteran Charles Leno Jr. Vera-Tucker is a high-upside lineman with all the traits to be a longtime starter at tackle.

CBS Sports - Wilson (3/22)

13. Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

What, you thought Andy Dalton was the long-term answer? In reality, it very well may be, but the best way for GM Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy to insure they're employed a year from now is to make a move for a QB. Lance checks every box as a "modern-day NFL quarterback," he just needs experience. And if all it costs Chicago to move up is an additional second-rounder, they have to do it.

PFF - Renner (3/22)

20. Alijah Vera-Tucker, IOL, USC

Vera-Tucker is yet another versatile offensive lineman who started at left guard in 2019 and left tackle in 2020. With the flux along the Bears' offensive line in recent years, that flexibility is a necessity at this point.

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