The Chicago Bears have been getting high marks for their 2015 NFL Draft class by just about every scout/draftnik out there. General manager Ryan Pace stuck with a best player available policy and draft pundits were generally impressed with his first ever draft haul.
Pace selected six players total and four of his six are projected to be among the top 100 rookies in 2015 according to NFL.com's Bryan Fischer, who is a writer for College Football 24/7.
Here are the four Bears he has in his top 100 projections.
8. WR Kevin White, Chicago Bears: Defenses might rotate toward Alshon Jeffrey this year, so White will have opportunities to make big plays if Jay Cutler gets him the ball.
White was the 7th overall player selected in the draft and Fischer has him ranked as the #4 wide out in his 100. White isn't being counted on to step in and be a number one as a rookie, so I can understand the three wide outs ranked ahead of him.
14. DT Eddie Goldman, Chicago Bears: The new regime in the Windy City needs a big man in the middle of the new 3-4 defense, and Goldman will fill that role while bringing some athleticism to the trenches, too.
The Bears picked Goldman with the 7th pick of the second round and he was widely considered to be a first round talent. Fischer has Goldman as his top ranked DT/NT among his 100.
68. RB Jeremy Langford, Chicago Bears: Matt Forte isn't going anywhere, but he'll have some pressure taken off him with the presence of Langford, who fits what John Fox wants to do in the run game.
Langford was the 106th player picked, but he should have every opportunity to earn carries in offensive coordinator Adam Gase's run game.
75. FS Adrian Amos, Chicago Bears: He can assume a centerfield role and find success at it.
Amos was the 6th player taken in the 5th round, 142nd overall. His speed and quickness, plus his experience all over the secondary, should enable him to find some defensive reps.
Chicago's 3rd round pick, Hroniss Grasu, figures to start off behind veteran free agent pick up Will Montgomery. Even though Fisher didn't have him in his top 100, he did give the pick an A in his quick-snap grades article.
Do you share Fischer's optimism about Chicago's draft class?