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Grading Ryan Pace’s Third Round Draft Picks

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In this seven-part series we’re asking you guys to grade each round of Ryan Pace’s drafts through the years.

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THIRD ROUND

2019: David Montgomery, RB

2016: Jonathan Bullard, DT

2015: Hroniss Grasu, C

A general manager is ultimately judged on wins and losses, and to a larger extent, championships won, but if we’re to break down the job of a GM it all starts with acquiring players through the draft. Free agency is part of the gig no question, but that’s more used to plug holes or to put a team over the top. Finding young and talented football players to fill out a roster is a must, so we’re asking you guys to grade the job done by the Chicago Bears Ryan Pace on a round by round basis.

Poll

How would you grade Ryan Pace’s third round picks?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    A
    (18 votes)
  • 7%
    B
    (105 votes)
  • 34%
    C
    (470 votes)
  • 48%
    D
    (673 votes)
  • 7%
    F
    (109 votes)
1375 votes total Vote Now

Pace has only had three third-rounders in his tenure with the Bears and to borrow a baseball analogy, he’s down 0-2 and simply looking to stay alive. Grasu’s preseason knee injury doomed his time in Chicago and Bullard could never take that next step in development, which leaves all Pace’s hopes on David Montgomery.

Montgomery showed some promise a year ago, but it was a disappointing rookie season where he only averaged 3.7 yards per carry. The offensive line deserves some of the blame, but too many times Montgomery zigged when he should have zagged, and he was too patient at times. I want to see more of him decisively putting his foot in the ground and going. Montgomery’s vision seemed to get better in the second half of the 2019 season, but he has something to prove in 2020.

Check out the poll results for all 7 rounds here:

Grading Ryan Pace’s First Round Draft Picks

Grading Ryan Pace’s Second Round Draft Picks

Grading Ryan Pace’s Third Round Draft Picks

Grading Ryan Pace’s Fourth Round Draft Picks

Grading Ryan Pace’s Fifth Round Draft Picks

Grading Ryan Pace’s Sixth Round Draft Picks

Grading Ryan Pace’s Seventh Round Draft Picks