The Bears head into Day 3 with more needs than picks, with just three selections left, barring a trade to pick up some late-round value. The good news is that there is still plenty of talent out there and Phil Emery can prove he’s the smartest guy in the room by making some smart late round choices. Let’s look at the top players available at positions of need for the Bears.
Even though the Bears have Jay Cutler, he’s in the last year of his deal and they don’t really have a developmental QB to groom as a backup. It’s hard to pass on the value of some of these prospects. Barkley would have been a first rounder last season.
Matt Barkley, USC
Ryan Nassib, Syracuse
Tyler Wilson, Arkansas
Zac Dysert, Miami (Ohio)
Landry Jones, Oklahoma
I’d love to see the Bears grab the versatile Barrett Jones and put him on IR to bring up as the successor to Roberto Garza. Schwenke is a top talent that would compete for Garza’s job.
Brian Schwenke, Cal
Barrett Jones, Alabama
Khaled Holmes, USC
The Bears are looking for a burner to blow the top off defenses.
Ryan Swope, Texas A&M
Kenny Stills, Oklahoma
Despite having a pair of Pro Bowl performers, the Bears need to get younger.
Tharold Simon, LSU
Jordan Poyer, Oregon State
BW Webb, William and Mary
Terry Hawthorne, Illinois
The Bears could also look to add some depth along the D-line and another LB couldn’t hurt.
Who are your Day 3 sleepers or possible targets for the Bears?