So what if the Chicago Bears aren’t picking until late Friday night for the first time in the 2019 NFL Draft? No first or second round picks for GM Ryan Pace isn’t ideal, but using those picks to help get Khalil Mack and Anthony Miller was a move that helped the Bears go 12-4 last year, but it also set them up for the future. And besides, Pace and his scouting staff has had tremendous fortune in the later rounds.
In my latest T Formation Conversation podcast, I was joined by Jacob Infante, who not only does outstanding draft prep for us at WCG, but he also writes for USA Today’s Draft Wire and The Blitz Network.
Jacob and I discuss some potential fits for the Bears in this weekend’s draft and how the 2019 season could shape up.
Here’s a brief outline of what we discussed.
- Since Pace mentioned running back Ryan Nall in his pre-draft presser, we talked about his chances to make the roster.
- We talked about where the value of the running back position is in this year’s draft.
- Jacob’s best case scenario for the 3rd round pick would be Iowa safety Amani Hooker.
- We also discuss other safety options with the 87th overall pick, and some high ceiling safeties that could be found on day three.
- Staying with defensive back, we discuss some corner and nickle prospects next, including Michigan’s David Long.
- More pass rushers are always needed, so we talk about where the value of outside linebacker falls in this years draft, and talk about some guys that could come in and compete for reps as a rookie, including Oregon’s Justin Hollins (a possible Leonard Floyd replacement). We also discuss where Kylie Fitts is as a prospect.
- Tight end could be a need depending on the development of Adam Shaheen, so we talk about him and some possible TE prospects including Alize Mack from Notre Dame.
- Jacob mentions LSU offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield as a day three scheme fit for the Bears.
We hit on these subjects and much more, so check us out before the draft!