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The Ryan Pace Bracket Challenge: Draft 2 v 7

Continuing a fun and lopsided view of Pace’s tenure with the Chicago Bears, it’s time to move back over to the draft for a head-to-head matchup that once more features offensive versus defense pairings.

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Just to review, it’s a long time until meaningful football is played, and Bears fans can speculate all they want, but there’s not a lot to analyze just yet. Therefore, we might as well dive in on armchair GMing and using hindsight to pretend to be brilliant football minds. If you missed any of the previous articles, they can be found below.

Just to make it clear, it is premature to evaluate some of these moves, but if they were left out just as many fans would be complaining at their absence as will be complaining about their presence in this piece. Vote your conscience, and make your case below.


#2: Teven Jenkins - The tackle was on a number of draft boards as a high first-rounder, and there were people who were hoping he might be Pace’s selection at #20, so getting him in the second round was a steal...right?

#7: Adrian Amos - The safety was beloved by metrics and often disdained by fans, but he proved to be a valued member of the defense amid its turnaround, and he was a good enough pick to get a second contract in a heartbeat. Too bad it was with some team up north.


#2: Adam Shaheen - It’s probably enough to just point that Pace could have taken George Kittle in the same spot, but whatever the case, this was an overdraft of a small school project and ultimately it was a waste of a 2nd-round pick when the team needed the GM to make the most of every pick.

#7: Leonard Floyd: Was Floyd a good player? At times. Was he worth trading into the top ten? That was the question with almost every snap he took. He was a versatile role-player, but he was never a reliable game-changer.


Which was the better draft move?

This poll is closed

  • 57%
    #2: Teven Jenkins
    (445 votes)
  • 42%
    #7: Adrian Amos
    (324 votes)
769 votes total Vote Now


Which was the worse draft move?

This poll is closed

  • 86%
    #2: Adam Shaheen
    (689 votes)
  • 13%
    #7: Leonard Floyd
    (103 votes)
792 votes total Vote Now