Top 5 Running Backs The Chicago Bears Should Target In The Draft

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Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; LSU Tigers running back Jeremy Hill (33) is tackled by Iowa Hawkeyes defensive back B.J. Lowery (19) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

2) Jeremy Hill, LSU

The Bears have had their share of misses on finding a good short-yardage back, but have yet to test the waters with drafting one.  Hill would be that perfect candidate.  He’s slated to go earlier than the other players on this list, so the Bears would have to make a much bigger commitment to the position by drafting Hill.  But at 6-0, 233 pounds he’s the bruiser and the powerful downhill runner that they need.  Hill can benefit from learning behind Forte and needs to develop his pass-catching abilities.  The biggest hangup the Bears may have here is the off-the-field problems Hill has had in the past.  Hopefully those are well behind him and do not carry any additional risk.

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  • Erik Lambert

    I understand the appeal of Thomas and Archer but I fear even their speed can’t protect them from the rigors of a full NFL season. I like Hill and his style but I don’t think his limitations as a receiver will entice Marc Trestman. Storm Johnson has been a sleeper for me and I would love if they got him in the mid to late range. I also like Charles Sims of West Virginia and Rajion Neal from Tennessee. They seem like much better fits for the Bears.

    • Johnathan Wood

      Thomas/Archer would be Darren-Sproles type guys. Never more than a situational guy.

      To make that work, you need to have 2 other RBs on the roster to shoulder the load in case one of them gets hurt.

  • Jon feigenbaum

    Hill, wilder Jr., Hyde from Ohio State, and POSSIBLY Seastrunk from Baylor-several of those guys will be there at 5 . Emory WILL pick up a decent Rb, if a free agent isn’t signed.