2018: Bilal Nichols, DT
2017: Jordan Morgan, G
2016: Jordan Howard, RB
2015: Adrian Amos, S
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.
How would you grade Ryan Pace’s 5th-round selections?
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Howard made a Pro Bowl as a rookie, then the Bears traded him for a 6th-round 2020 draft pick last offseason. He recently signed with the Dolphins for nearly $10 million over two years, so he’ll likely be their starter.
The Bears received a 4th-round comp pick in 2020 — which they flipped for Nick Foles —when they allowed Amos to head to the Packers as a free agent last year. He had a nice season in Green Bay with a career high 84 tackles.
Nichols struggled with an injury during the 2019 season, but the upside he showed as a rookie in 2018 leads me to believe we’re in for a nice 2020 from the 23-year old.
Morgan was a raw offensive lineman out of Kutztown when Pace tabbed him, but he was never able to find his footing in the NFL. He spent time on a few practice squads, had a stint in the CFL, and was most recently cut by the XFL’s DC Defenders on their final cut-downs.
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