If you have been watching any of the bowl games or college football in general, you may have seen some of the top quarterbacks in the country showcasing their talents. It is also possible you may have seen the Bears’ future quarterback. Chicago going to have a high draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft (number three overall) and could have their pick of one of the top three rated college quarterbacks.
Who are the top three college quarterbacks coming out in the draft next year? An aggregate of NFL Draft experts and reviews by this writer have North Carolinas Mitch Trubisky, Clemson’s DeShaun Watson and Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer as the top three. But further evaluation needs to be done. That’s not to say that all three will be selected in the first round but right now, they appear to be the top three guys.
Should the Bears take one of these guys early in the first round or trade down and get one that’s left in the middle of the first? Could they even let these guys slip by them and get a quarterback in the second or third round? Anything is possible but the Bears need to step lightly and carefully in the draft if they select a quarterback. It’s very tricky business.
I have written about how the Bears should wait to take a quarterback until either the middle of the first round or the second or third round. With such a high draft pick, trading down and getting additional picks would be a very wise because the Bears could use the talent. Then, maybe, the Bears could try to get their quarterback in the middle of the first, the second or third rounds of the draft.
With a first round quarterback, it’s possible that player could start right away while with second or third round players, the chances of starting decrease. The Bears must decide what they want to do. They could have a starter, possibly, or someone who could sit and learn from a starter.
But if they draft a quarterback to “groom” and learn behind someone, who will be their starter?