There’s one round down in the 2020 NFL Draft, so the mock drafters all went back to their scouting reports to figure out how to mock the second round.
With several prospects falling that no one figured would fall, and several others going in the first round that no one really predicted would (you know, just like every year), these second round mocks look a bit different than just two days ago.
Let’s take a peek around the inter-webs to see just how the experts think things will fall for the Chicago Bears in round two!
SB Nation’s Dan Kadar
43. Chicago Bears: Grant Delpit, S, LSU
50. Chicago Bears: Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
I can get behind this defense-offense duo. Delpit had some tackling issues a year ago, but he also fought through an ankle injury most of the 2019 season. Our lead draft analyst Jacob Infante tells me, “Tackling be damned he’s awesome in coverage, has great size and can blitz well. He’s more physical in the box, it’s tackling deeper in space that gives him some issues.”
And I’ve been hoping for a speed wide receiver these last few months, and Mims brings that (4.38 forty), plus he has size (6’3”, 207 lbs), and he’s a physical run blocker.
The USA Today’s Nate Davis
43. Chicago Bears (from Las Vegas Raiders) – Grant Delpit, S, LSU: Time to solidify the back end for a team that’s been cycling through wingmen for stalwart S Eddie Jackson. Delpit’s occasional tackling issues are well documented, but his Tiger teammates swear by his ability and toughness.
50. Chicago Bears – Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor: A bona fide deep threat could be a real boost to whomever winds up staring under center here.
That’s a familiar duo.
The Athletic’s Dane Brugler
43. Chicago Bears (from LVR) – Xavier McKinney, DS, Alabama
50. Chicago Bears – Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise State
Can the Bears really double down on defense considering it was their offense that ailed them in 2019?
I think it depends on how the board falls, and in this case I could see it happening, but I also think Pace would trade back from 50 for an offensive player.
McKinney hasn’t been talked about at all as he was mocked much higher all seaosn, but he’s another in a long line of Alabama defensive backs that will be good in the NFL. He’s smart, physical, can cover and would be a day one starter.
I like Weaver, I just don’t like his fit as an outside linebacker with the Bears with the 50th pick.
PFT’s Michael David Smith
43. Bears (from Las Vegas): J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
50. Bears: Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois
Dobbins will be a good pro, but I don’t want a running back at 43, and I could get behind Chinn’s athleticism and physicality next to Eddie Jackson.
The Sporting News’ Vinny Iyer
43. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
The Bears need help opposite Kyle Fuller because Buster Skrine is a slot cover man and Artie Burns is a shaky flier for the position. Fulton (6-0, 197 pounds) has the size, speed, smarts and sound coverage skills to have a long, prosperous career, which is why he felt confident enough to pull out of the Senior Bowl.
50. Josh Jones, OT, Houston
The Bears can go best player available here and consider an upgrade over right tackle Bobby Massie, who turns 31 in August. Jones has terrific athleticism for his size (6-5, 319 pounds) and can support with his toughness and relentless blocking. He is a bit raw, however; his handwork and footwork both could use refinement to maximize his natural skills.
We haven’t discussed either of these two, but both would be impact players for the Bears. Fulton would be starting as a rookie, and Jones has a bunch of experience on the left side, but a move to the right could be in his future.
Sports Illustrated’s Kevin Hanson
43. Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois
Built more like a linebacker than safety, Chinn is physical as a run defender, but he showed off his elite athleticism—4.46 40-yard dash with a 41” vertical jump at 221 pounds—at the combine as well. The nephew of Hall-of-Fame safety Steve Atwater, Chinn had a minimum of three interceptions in all four seasons for the Salukis.
50. Lloyd Cushenberry III, IOL, LSU
Cushenberry has started the past few seasons at center for the Tigers, but he has the versatility to play guard as well and he’s the best-available interior lineman heading into Day 2.
I’m a fan of both of these picks and I could see them flipping the order if the Bears wanted them at 43 and 50. Both have the talent to be long term answers for the Bears, and Cushenberry’s versatility would give new o-line coach Juan Castillo some options.
NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein
43) Antoine Winfield Jr. S, Minnesota - Tremendously instinctive safety with NFL bloodlines who adds to the Bears’ defensive IQ.
50) Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor - Chicago needs a receiver. Mims offers premium size, speed and athleticism.
I like this safety/wide out combo better than the one above. Mims is a no-brainer if he’s there, and I’m a fan of Winfield’s all-around game.
WCG’s Jacob Infante
43. Chicago Bears: Grant Delpit, S, LSU
Delpit’s free fall ends in Chicago, where the big, athletic and intelligent safety fits in well as a versatile defender to pair alongside Eddie Jackson to form a potentially elite duo at the position.
50. Chicago Bears: KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State
The Bears will very likely trade back from this spot, but if they stay put at No. 50, a speedy and elusive receiver like Hamler would be a stellar addition to help give their struggling offense a much-needed boost.
I agree with Jacob, trading back from 50 is the play here, but Hamler wold give the Bears a speed/play-making element the offense needs.
You guys know the drill, check out how their boards fell and let us know if this is how you would have mocked it.