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Grading Ryan Pace’s Sixth 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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SIXTH ROUND

2019: Duke Shelley, CB

2018: Kylie Fitts, OLB

2016: DeAndre Houston-Carson, S

2015: Tayo Fabuluje, T

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 sixth round picks?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    A
    (21 votes)
  • 13%
    B
    (155 votes)
  • 41%
    C
    (489 votes)
  • 31%
    D
    (367 votes)
  • 12%
    F
    (143 votes)
1175 votes total Vote Now

Shelley looked solid in camp and during the preseason he flashed a bit, but he only saw 8 snaps on defense and another 53 on special teams as a rookie. Him developing into a viable nickle or dime back in 2020 would be huge for Chicago’s D.

I really thought Fitts was going to be a steal for the Bears based on his Utah film from before he tore his knee up. But he wasn’t able to put it together for the Bears and they ultimately let him go before the 2019 season. He caught on with the Cardinals and he ended up appearing in 3 games for them a year ago.

Houston-Carson has become one of the best special teamers on the Bears and he recently re-signed for another season in Chicago.

Fabuluje was drafted as a project and he never panned out. He went from the Bears, to the Arena League, to a couple AAF attempts before getting let go by an XFL squad.

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