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Chicago Bears 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 2.0

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:

Rotoworld - Thor Nystrom (8/21)

16. Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

Farley is one of the most decorated corners eligible for the 2021 NFL Draft, leading the ACC with 16 passes defended last year to go with four interceptions. He's also a sick athlete. Checking in at No. 11 on Bruce Feldman's summer "Freaks” list, the 6-foot-2, 207-pounder registered a mind-bending 24.16 mph on his GPS tracker against Notre Dame last year that puts him in the Tyreek Hill/Henry Ruggs top-end speed supergroup.

PFF - Mike Renner (8/19)

16. Wyatt Davis, IOL, Ohio State

The Bears still haven't properly addressed Kyle Long's departure on the interior of the offensive line. While this may seem high for a guard, Davis was that good for the Buckeyes last season -- he didn't allow a single sack or hit all year.

The Draft Network - Kyle Crabbs (8/19)

15. Devonta Smith, WR, Alabama

Stud receiver Allen Robinson is in a contract year, but even if the team brings back Robinson into 2021 and beyond, the team needs more pass-catching options to help bolster the pass game. WR Anthony Miller is promising but durability is something of a concern -- and the Bears' third best option is either Cordarrelle Patterson or Ted Ginn. Let's get up upgrade for whoever is playing quarterback.

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Chicago Bears 53-Man Roster Projections

NFL franchises need to cut their current roster to 53 players by September 5th at 4:00 p.m. ET.

With NFL training camps opening up, we will track 53-man roster projections for the Chicago Bears from various local beat writers.

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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Chicago Bears

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Chicago Bears rank in terms of average, best and worst in our consensus Week 1 NFL Power Rankings:

Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Bears in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 22

If the Bears feel that Mitch Trubisky gives them the best chance to win, then their decision is fine. If they chose him as the starter because it's easier to go from Trubisky to Nick Foles than from Foles to Trubisky, then you have to wonder about their process -- especially considering that Foles has never been a great practice player. The Bears could have a top-five defense, but they need the quarterback play to be somewhere around mediocre to get back to the postseason. Right now, that seems unlikely.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 26

So Mitch Trubisky will be the starter in a make-or-break season for him, general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy. There is talent on defense, but this will be all about the offense.

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Chicago Bears: 2020 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Bears in 2020.

WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sept. 13at Detroit Lions1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 2Sun., Sept. 20vs. New York Giants1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 3Sun., Sept. 27at Atlanta Falcons1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 4Sun., Oct. 4vs. Indianapolis Colts1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 5Thu., Oct. 8vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 6Sun., Oct. 18at Carolina Panthers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 7Mon., Oct. 26at Los Angeles Rams8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 8Sun., Nov. 1vs. New Orleans Saints4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 9Sun., Nov. 8at Tennessee Titans1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 10Mon., Nov. 16vs. Minnesota Vikings8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 11BYE
Week 12Sun., Nov. 29at Green Bay Packers8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 13Sun., Dec. 6vs. Detroit Lions1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 14Sun., Dec. 13vs. Houston Texans1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 20at Minnesota Vikings1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 27at Jacksonville Jaguars1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Jan. 3vs. Green Bay Packers1:00 PM / Tickets

The Chicago Bears have the 13th-most difficult schedule based on the record of last year's opponents (2020 NFL strength of schedule).

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Chicago Bears - 2020 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2020 NFL Draft picks selected by the Chicago Bears.

243Cole KmetTENotre Dame
250Jaylon JohnsonCBUtah
5155Trevis GipsonDETulsa
5163Kindle VictorCBGeorgia Southern
5173Darnell MooneyWRTulane
7226Arlington HambrightGColorado
7227Lachavious SimmonsGTennessee State

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Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)

Taking an average of the fantasy football points allowed in 2019 by every team's 2020 opponents, we have an idea of how easy or difficult the upcoming schedule is for each team's position groups for the 2020 season.

Below is where the Chicago Bears rank in 2020 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule:

Pos.Avg. (Rank)Playoffs (Rank)Full SOS grids
QB16.54 (1)51.83 (13)2020 Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule
RB18.12 (5)64.71 (4)2020 Fantasy Football RB Strength of Schedule
WR22.43 (1)67.32 (13)2020 Fantasy Football WR Strength of Schedule
TE6.79 (23)21.22 (18)2020 Fantasy Football TE Strength of Schedule
Average = per game average allowed by 2020 opponents for Weeks 1 to 16.
Playoffs = sum of averages for opponents in Weeks 14 to 16.

MORE: Weekly breakdown of Chicago Bears Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule

Chicago Bears Fantasy Football Projections

Not only do we have fantasy football projections by positions, we have team-by-team fantasy projections as well.

Here are our projections for the Chicago Bears running backs for the 2020 NFL season:

David Montgomery207.6861.55.1929.4223.40.96145.39
Earlier this offseason, GM Ryan Pace talked about Montomgery's ability to "carry a heavier load" if the team runs more often in 2020. While the former Cyclone averaged only 3.7 YPC, he finished his rookie campaign with 242 carries and 25 receptions. Dealing with a groin injury, however, Montgomery is "expected to be out 2-4 weeks," which puts his availability for the season opener in question.
Tarik Cohen77.1312.31.5461.4466.62.76103.69
The Human Joystick set career lows in efficiency (3.3 YPC and 5.8 Y/R), but he set career highs in both targets (104) and receptions (79). Given his role in the passing game, Cohen is a much better option in (full) PPR formats as he's finished no worse than RB30 in PPR scoring -- 27th in 2019, 11th in 2018 and 30th in 2017 -- over his three NFL seasons.
Ryan Nall16.865.50.341.

MORE: See our full Chicago Bears Fantasy Football Projections

Chicago Bears Fantasy Football ADPs

When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.

As we approach the 2020 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).

Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.

The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson in 12-team standard-scoring formats.

Allen Robinson Average Draft Position

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Chicago Bears Stats

The franchise statistical leaders for the Chicago Bears are listed in the table below:

Statistical CategoryLeader
Passing YardageJay Cutler - 23,443
Rushing YardageWalter Payton - 16,726
Receiving YardageJohnny Morris - 5,059
SacksRichard Dent - 124.5
InterceptionsGary Fencik - 38
Coaching WinsGeorge Halas - 318

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