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2020 NFL draft: Best players available for Bears heading into Day 3

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With the first three rounds of the 2020 NFL draft over with, let’s take a look at the best players available heading into Day 3.

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The first three rounds of the 2020 NFL draft have concluded, and Bears fans now have a better understanding of what the team will attack heading into Day 3.

Tight end Cole Kmet and cornerback Jaylon Johnson were the picks for the Bears at Nos. 43 and 50, respectively, making it likely that those positions may not be addressed for the remainder of the draft.

There are still talented prospects all across the board, and while the Bears don’t have a pick until Round 5 tomorrow, Ryan Pace is known to do some wheeling and dealing if he sees a player he likes.

As we head into the final day of the 2020 draft, here are my top 50 prospects on my board that are still available, as well as some players who could fit with the Bears.

Jacob Infante’s 2020 NFL draft BPA after Day 2

Rank Name Position School
Rank Name Position School
1 Brycen Hopkins TE Purdue
2 Kenny Robinson Jr. SAF West Virginia/XFL
3 Bryce Hall CB Virginia
4 Prince Tega Wanogho OT Auburn
5 Harrison Bryant TE Florida Atlantic
6 Troy Dye LB Oregon
7 Isaiah Hodgins WR Oregon State
8 Gabriel Davis WR UCF
9 Donovan Peoples-Jones WR Michigan
10 James Lynch DL Baylor
11 Bradlee Anae EDGE Utah
12 Justin Strnad LB Wake Forest
13 Nick Harris C Washington
14 Troy Pride Jr. CB Notre Dame
15 Collin Johnson WR Texas
16 Tyler Biadasz C Wisconsin
17 Kenny Willekes EDGE Michigan State
18 Solomon Kindley OG Georgia
19 Tyler Johnson WR Minnesota
20 Ben Bredeson OG Michigan
21 K.J. Hill WR Ohio State
22 Amik Robertson CB Louisiana Tech
23 Hunter Bryant TE Washington
24 Jonathan Garvin EDGE Miami (FL)
25 Antonio Gandy-Golden WR Liberty
26 Jacob Eason QB Washington
27 Trevis Gipson EDGE Tulsa
28 James Proche WR SMU
29 Markus Bailey LB Purdue
30 Cameron Brown LB Penn State
31 Alton Robinson EDGE Syracuse
32 James Smith-Williams EDGE NC State
33 Jake Fromm QB Georgia
34 Logan Stenberg OG Kentucky
35 Albert Okwuegbunam TE Missouri
36 Thaddeus Moss TE LSU
37 Akeem Davis-Gaither LB Appalachian State
38 Essang Bassey CB Wake Forest
39 Carter Coughlin EDGE Minnesota
40 David Woodward LB Utah State
41 Jacob Breeland TE Oregon
42 Raequan Williams DL Michigan State
43 Colby Parkinson TE Stanford
44 Shaquille Quarterman LB Miami (FL)
45 Saahdiq Charles OT LSU
46 Ben Bartch OT St. John's (MN)
47 Evan Weaver LB California
48 Parnell Motley CB Oklahoma
49 Kyle Murphy OG Rhode Island
50 Quintez Cephus WR Wisconsin

Potential Bears Day 3 targets:

OL: Prince Tega Wanogho, Nick Harris, Tyler Biadasz, Solomon Kindley, Ben Bredeson, Logan Stenberg

Arguably the deepest position heading into Day 3 would have to be the offensive line—the interior o-line, in particular—which is good news for the Bears.

Wanogho is a high-ceiling tackle who will likely be out of Chicago’s range, but there’s a strong chance a talented interior blocker could be available for them to take. Harris is a technically-sound and athletic lineman, and Biadasz is an intelligent, polished, plug-and-play guy. While those two played center in college, all of Kindley, Bredeson and Stenberg are natural guards. They all bring plenty of strength and nastiness to the table, which could be right up the Bears’ alley.

WR: K.J. Hill, Tyler Johnson, James Proche, Darnell Mooney

The perks of having a deep wide receiver class is having some nice talent available heading into Day 3. While some of the top guys might go before the Bears can pick, they should still have plenty of good choices.

Hill is an electric wideout whose Combine numbers didn’t do him justice. Johnson is an intelligent route runner with great technique and underrated agility, while Proche is a shifty slot receiver with some of the strongest hands in the class. Watch out for Mooney, too, who isn’t in the top 50 rankings but is one of the best true speedsters still available at this stage in the draft.

SAF: Kenny Robinson Jr., J.R. Reed, K’Von Wallace, Geno Stone, Myles Dorn

The Bears passed on taking a safety at No. 43, much to the dismay of many. There should still be some solid talent for them to choose from, though.

Robinson is an intelligent, rangy ball hawk of a safety, so he could be a target if the Bears want to go that route for a safety. He is the only safety in my top 50 BPA board, but there are a handful of other intriguing safeties still around. Reed is a lengthy defender who tackles well and can be moved around to various alignments on a defense, while Wallace brings some nice downhill speed and a physical edge to his game. Prospects like Stone and Dorn both fit the bills of intelligent strong safety types who tackle well and have solid fluidity.

EDGE: Trevis Gipson, Jonathan Garvin, Alton Robinson, James Smith-Williams

If the Bears want to add depth behind Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn, then they should have plenty of choices to choose from.

Gipson is an explosive pass-rusher off the edge who plays with a high motor, while Garvin is an athletic and versatile defender who can move around in space fluidly. Robinson is a bendy, quick and productive edge defender whose speed-to-power conversions have shown promise. Remember Smith-Williams’ name, too, as he is a very athletic and hard-working edge rusher who can be molded into a reliable contributor.