2021 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, Chicago Bears draft analysis, all the picks, best value selection and biggest reach.
Chicago Bears 2021 NFL Draft Analysis
– Yeah, yeah, yeah, the best-drafted Ohio State quarterback – at least in terms of NFL passing yards – was Kent Graham (Mike Tomczak wasn’t drafted), and all of Chicago has Post Traumatic Quarterback Disorder after the Mitchell Trubisky fiasco, but Justin Fields is the shot in the arm the franchise needed. It was treading water, and now there’s real, live hope. Whether or not the pick works, it had to be done with the opportunity there.
– Getting Oklahoma State OT Tevin Jenkins – and maneuvering up to get him – was an absolute steal in the second round. Originally, Jenkins seemed like he’d be a lock to go to the Bears at the 20, and he slid to the 39.
– Considering there wasn’t much to work with, there’s a ton to like late. Out of Missouri OT Larry Borom, Virginia Tech RB Khalil Herbert, North Carolina WR Dazz Newsome and Oregon CB Thomas Graham, there’s some terrific college talents taken in the sixth round.
Best Value Pick: OT Tevin Jenkins, Oklahoma State, 2nd round, 39th overall
Biggest Reach: WR Dazz Newsome, North Carolina, 6th round, 221st overall
Late Flier That Could Work: RB Khalil Herbert, Virginia Tech, 6th round, 217th overall
Chicago Bears 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: 2021 NFL Draft Picks
1 (11) – QB Justin Fields, Ohio State
2 (39) – OT Tevin Jenkins, Oklahoma State
5 (151) – OT Larry Borom, Missouri
6 (217) – RB Khalil Herbert, Virginia Tech
6 (221) – WR Dazz Newsome, North Carolina
6 (228 – CB Thomas Graham, Oregon
7 (250) – DT Khyiris Tonga, BYU
Chicago Bears 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: Pre-Draft Analysis
Chicago has turned into a wild-card because of what it might do if it wants a quarterback, but it probably won’t get too crazy. It has a few more draft picks compared to recent years, but it doesn’t have as much juice as the brain trust seems to think – having four 6th round picks really doesn’t mean much. So will the Bears move up to try to get a quarterback, or will they sit at 20 and take one if someone drops? Or …
The Bears need a defensive back and an offensive tackle, too. Being in the 20 is a good spot to grab either one. They might end up with the third or fourth-best guy at either position, but there’s still value here.
The franchise needs a great draft. The 2020 version wasn’t a total waste, but if Cole Kmet doesn’t turn into an elite tight end, it could be a big dull dud outside of the potential of CB Jaylon Johnson. The Bears have to grab instant starters at the 20 and 52.
Chicago Bears 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: 2020 NFL Draft Picks
2 TE Cole Kmet, Notre Dame
2 CB Jaylon Johnson, Utah
5 LB Trevis Gipson, Tulsa
5 CB Kindle Vildor, Georgia Southern
7 OT Arlington Hambright, Colorado
7 OG Lachavious Simmons, Tennessee State
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