With the combine and several pro days in the rearview mirror, let’s take another look at who the Chicago Bears should draft with the third overall pick.
General Manager Ryan Pace must be trying to throw people off the scent regarding what the Chicago Bears are trying to do in the draft. He is saying the Bears are not really concentrating on getting a quarterback in this year’s draft. While we know he’s is not going to reveal the Bears’ real plans he does have somewhat of a point about taking a quarterback. The Bears should not, and probably will not, take a quarterback with the third pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
The thing is, you never really know what a team is going to do in the draft- but it sure is fun to guess isn’t it?
Knowing what we know now, we can, at least, possibly have a little bit better idea of some of the players the Bears might be interested in with the third pick. The ideal scenario is for the Bears to trade down in the draft and try to pick up additional draft picks. But if they did decide to make a pick with the third pick in the draft, who should they select?
Chicago has a lot of needs and there are a lot of players that can fill these needs. But there are only a few that are worthy of the third pick in the draft.
And would you believe that none of the players we are about to look at here is a quarterback?
In looking at the talent that is available at the top of the draft, the Bears will have their choice of a lot of great players. Of course, two of them will be gone before they make their pick but there are so many other great guys available. The Bears can almost not go wrong with a lot of the top talent that will be available.
Who won’t be there at number three? With the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers ahead of the Bears, two of the best players in the draft will be gone. It’s this writer’s opinion that Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett will go to the Cleveland Browns. He is, hands down, the best player in this year’s draft. There is very little chance he will make it to number three.
But if he did, the Bears should take him without any hesitation.
The 49ers could (and should) select Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas with the second pick. That leaves the Bears with the ability to pick everyone else.
But who should they pick?
The following is a look at four players that not only should be available for the Bears when they pick at number three but could be a great fit for them. At the end, we will see which one could be the best choice for the Bears at number three overall.