The latest mock draft from ESPN’s tag team of Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay has them making alternating selections, and also picking the prospect they feel is the best fit at each spot. They aren’t trying to guess which direction each team will go, but rather they are acting as though they are the GMs. They went more with need over best-player-available for every team, and they also executed no trades.
I think Chicago Bears’ fans would be tickled to get this type of result from their first two rounds, even though pass rushing outside linebacker wasn’t addressed.
8. Chicago Bears
McShay’s pick: Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
Chicago would be thrilled with this pick, getting the No. 2 player on my board at No. 8. Nelson is a plug-and-play guard.
Nelson is my guy. The only way I’d pass on Nelson at eight is if Bradley Chubb was still on the board, but in this mock he went fourth overall.
Here’s how they had the Bears going in the second round.
39. Chicago Bears
Kiper’s pick: Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis
Plain and simple, Miller is the most underrated wide receiver in this class. And Chicago is upgrading its offense around Mitchell Trubisky this offseason.
I think all of us at WCG are high on Miller as a prospect. He’s a good all around receiver, and at 6’2”, 201 pounds, he can play outside as well as in the slot. He would be able to step in from day one and be a valuable part of the offense.
I’d bet Mitchell Trubisky would be excited for this start to the 2018 NFL Draft.
How would you guys like this double dip for Matt Nagy’s offense?