The last time the Chicago Bears had a great Clemson quarterback under center was over 30 years ago, when Steve Fuller backed up the position from 1984 to 1986. Not only did Fuller earn a Super Bowl ring during his time in Chicago, but he became a rap star with a gold record thanks to his iconic verse in the Super Bowl Shuffle.
Fuller’s #4 was retired by Clemson in 1979, but back in 2014 he gave his blessing for incoming freshman Deshaun Watson to don his number four. Watson went on to have a remarkable collegiate career, one capped off by a National Championship, and come this April, Watson could join Fuller as a first round draft pick in the NFL.
In the latest mock draft by SB Nation’s Draft Editor Dan Kadar, he has the Chicago Bears taking Watson with the 3rd overall selection.
Kadar’s latest mock drat scenario is very trade heavy, so make sure you check it out. Here’s what he said about his Bears’ pick.
Chicago is in a similar situation with San Francisco where a trade may be dependent on how they rate the quarterbacks. For now, the feeling is that the Bears will use the third pick on a quarterback. Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer is frequently mocked to Chicago, but you can argue that the more experienced Watson is just as ready to contribute in the NFL straight away.
Watson is my favorite quarterbacking prospect in the 2017 Draft, but that’s because I like his style of play. Our own draftnik, EJ Snyder, really likes North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky, but he fears he won’t make it to #3 overall. Which is exactly what happens in Kadar’s mock.
Kizer looks the part of an NFL QB and he may have the highest ceiling of the three.
So far the mock drafts have been all over the place in regards to Chicago at three, and we’ll probably have a better idea of their plan once they get through free agency.
Will Jay Cutler be released? Will they trade for a young signal caller? Will they add a veteran free agent or two at the position?
What do you guys think about Watson coming to the Bears?
Does this feel like a Ryan Pace type of move?
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