Mock drafts are fun. People love mock drafts. More than that, people love to complain about mock drafts. So in the interest of fun, I’ve attempted to devise the most mockable mock draft I could for your complaining pleasure.
If you are not the type who likes to point out problems on other people’s mock drafts a) that’s weird and b) you may still enjoy this mock if you treat it as a game to see how many problems you can find in it! If you are seeking relevant draft analysis, I suggest you look elsewhere. That will be your final warning.
Round 1, Pick 11: Kyle Trask, QB Florida
The Bears trade pick 20 and their 2022 third to move up and grab their future franchise savior. A savvy veteran GM like Dave Gettleman would certainly take advantage of this opportunity to trade back and stash draft capital.
Kyle Trask had the third highest Heisman votes of any quarterback this year, so it makes sense that he’s the third quarterback taken off the board in this scenario. As an athlete, Trask is more quick than fast and also more patient than quick. The best argument for Trask as a prospect is probably that he was able to lead a productive offense even though his team was so bereft of talent that his best receiver was a tight end. Imagine what he could do with Cole Kmet and Jimmy Graham?
Round 2, Pick 52: Chris Olave, WR Ohio State
There has been surprisingly little draft buzz of late about Olave, even though he was the top receiver at a powerhouse SEC program. This reverse draft momentum might cause Olave to fall to the Bears in the second round. He’ll be a terrific addition to the Bears receiving corpse, and should plug immediately into the slot between Alshon Jeffries and Allen Robinson.
Round 3, Pick 84: Deonte Brown, G Alabama
At 6’3”, 350 pounds, Brown’s extra-wide frame will fit perfectly in Nagy’s wide zone running scheme. He’ll slot in at right guard between Sam Mustipher and Rashaad Coward.
Round 4, Pick 125: Brevin Jordan, OT Miami
From Alejandro Villaneuva to Brian O’Neill, the new fad is offensive tackles who used to play tight end and the Bears won’t want to miss out on this trend. Pace might value Jordan’s mobility and believe he projects better as a tackle. Plus, since he has no experience on the offensive line, the Bears should be able to draft him later as a tackle than they would at tight end.
Round 5, Pick 164: Gabriel Davis, WR Florida
The Bears could use more speed at wide receiver. Davis is a true circumcizer, who can take the top off any D. As a bonus, Trask will already be familiar with him as they both played at Florida. He’ll fit in nicely in a receiver room featuring Riley Ridley and Javon Wims.
Round 6, Pick 221: Deonte Brown, IOL Alabama
At 6’3”, 360 pounds, Brown is large enough to plug up the gaps needed for Nagy’s Gap/Power running scheme. He should round out the interior offensive line nicely, “guarding” the middle between James Daniels and Cody Whitehair.
Round 6, Pick 228: Justin Fields, Ohio State
You can’t have too many good QBs, and Fields could fall because of his epilepsy. The Bears may decide his frequent fumbles were due to subclinical generalized tonic-clonic seizures and be hopeful they can reduce that issue with a better medication regimen. I’ve heard good things about Wellbutrin.
So what do you guys think? Would this hall be good enough for Pase and Nagy to bring the Bears back to the playoffs with a 4th straight winning season?