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Grading Ryan Pace’s Fifth 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.

Bears beat the Vikings 21-19 to finish their disappointing season 8-8 Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

FIFTH ROUND

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.

Poll

How would you grade Ryan Pace’s 5th-round selections?

This poll is closed

  • 60%
    A
    (809 votes)
  • 32%
    B
    (432 votes)
  • 5%
    C
    (67 votes)
  • 0%
    D
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    F
    (8 votes)
1327 votes total Vote Now

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.

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