Mock drafts will start to look much differently once the college All-Star games are over, once the NFL Combine takes place, and once the colleges get through their pro days, but for now it’s interesting to get a feel for which positions the experts see the Chicago Bears moving towards.
In the latest mock draft from Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports, he has the Bears taking a quarterback with their first second-round draft pick, and here’s what he had to say.
43. Bears (from Raiders) — Georgia QB Jake Fromm
The most likely option for the Bears might be to borrow a page from the Titans’ playbook and rescue a Ryan Tannehill-ish QB on an expiring contract with the hopes that they can find an unpolished diamond to compete with Mitchell Trubisky. Other veteran options might include Teddy Bridgewater, Marcus Mariota or perhaps Alex Smith.
If they go with a rookie there, Fromm is the type of smart, experienced prospect who can be ready for action soon. As a passer and processor, he’s similar to Smith, with whom Bears head coach Matt Nagy worked well in Kansas City.
Edholm didn’t go in-depth on his second-round selections, but he does have four quarterbacks going in his first round (Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert and Jordan Love). If the Bears are indeed targeting a quarterback with the 43rd pick, and if they have their pick of QBs other than those four first rounders, would you be on board with Fromm over Washington’s Jacob Eason, Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts, or Washington State’s Anthony Gordon?
Or would you rather see the Bears go towards another position in the second round altogether? Edholm has Florida pass rusher Jonathan Greenard and Auburn offensive lineman Prince Tega Wanogho both available for Chicago at 43 in his mock, and both would fill a need for the Bears.
What would you do if you were the Bears and the actual draft fell this way?