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What kind of talent has gone at 43 and 50 in recent drafts?

To get an idea of the type of talent available when the Bears pick at 43 and 50, we take a look back at some players that have gone in those spots previously.

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The Chicago Bears currently have two picks in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, number 43 and number 50, and with the way most projections have been falling, the Bears should be able to get two players that can make an immediate impact as rookies.

Even if the Bears don’t stick with a strict best player available philosophy, there will be some need position players that they could grab that have the talent to step in day one and contribute.

To get a good idea of the type of player the Bears could get, let’s run through some past players that went at 43 and 50 respectively.


Detroit Lions: Jahlani Tavai, LB, Hawaii

Minnesota Vikings: Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama


Detroit Lions: Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn

Dallas Cowboys: Connor Williams, T, Texas


Philadelphia Eagles: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M


Tennessee Titans: Austin Johnson, NT, Penn St.

Houston Texans: Nick Martin, G, Notre Dame


Houston Texans: Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi St.

Buffalo Bills: Ronald Darby, CB, Florida St.


New York Giants: Weston Richburg, OL, Colorado St.

San Diego Chargers: Jeremiah Attaochu, LB, Georgia Tech


Tampa Bay: Johnthan Banks, DB, Mississippi St.

Chicago Bears: Jonathan Bostic, LB, Florida


New York Jets, Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

St. Louis Rams: Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati


Minnesota Vikings: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame

San Diego Changers: Marcus Gilchrist, DB, Clemson


Baltimore Ravens: Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas

Kansas City Chiefs: Javier Arenas, DB, Alabama

There have been a few impact players in the group above, but overall, as a group, those guys are lacking star-power.

And for those of you wondering the Bears have drafted two players in their history with the 43rd overall selection. In 1960 they picked Billy Martin, HB, Minnesota in the 4th round, and in 1977 they got Mike Spivey, DB, Colorado in the 2nd round.

Besides Bostic, whom they tabbed in 2013, the Bears drafted five other players in their history at 50 overall. In 1936 it was Ted Christofferson, B, Washington St., in 1938 they picked Bob Masterson, E, Miami (FL), in 1942 they grabbed Harry Burrus, B, Hardin-Simmons, in 1945 they picked Wayne Shaw, B, SMU, all of which went in the 6th round, and with a 4th round pick they picked up Dom Papaleo, G, Boston College in 1950.