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
|2||Kenny Robinson Jr.||SAF||West Virginia/XFL|
|4||Prince Tega Wanogho||OT||Auburn|
|5||Harrison Bryant||TE||Florida Atlantic|
|7||Isaiah Hodgins||WR||Oregon State|
|12||Justin Strnad||LB||Wake Forest|
|14||Troy Pride Jr.||CB||Notre Dame|
|17||Kenny Willekes||EDGE||Michigan State|
|21||K.J. Hill||WR||Ohio State|
|22||Amik Robertson||CB||Louisiana Tech|
|24||Jonathan Garvin||EDGE||Miami (FL)|
|30||Cameron Brown||LB||Penn State|
|32||James Smith-Williams||EDGE||NC State|
|37||Akeem Davis-Gaither||LB||Appalachian State|
|38||Essang Bassey||CB||Wake Forest|
|40||David Woodward||LB||Utah State|
|42||Raequan Williams||DL||Michigan State|
|44||Shaquille Quarterman||LB||Miami (FL)|
|46||Ben Bartch||OT||St. John's (MN)|
|49||Kyle Murphy||OG||Rhode Island|
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.