Draft day is finally here! What will the Bears do with their first pick? Here is my final Chicago Bears 7-round mock draft.
Later tonight the Chicago Bears will have their highest draft pick since 1972. Will GM Ryan Pace finally draft a quarterback to build around? Will he go the safe route and choose a defensive player? Will they trade down for more picks? The wait is almost over.
My final Bears seven-round lock draft is below. Not much has changed from my last version, which you can check out using the following links.
I’ve hit on some of the Bears bigger position needs but there are plenty of other positions I could have targeted, so save the comments on how the Bears need to draft a right tackle, defensive end, etc.
That being said, feel free to let me know what you think about the picks in the comments or on Twitter (@MikeFlannery_)
Bears Seven-Round Mock 4.0
1st round (#3) – QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson (6’3 | 220 | 4.66)
I know most people will think this is a reach or even a desperation pick by GM Ryan Pace, but at least hear me out. I know the Bears are paying Mike Glennon well for this season at least and that they are high on Connor Shaw, but are either of those quarterbacks the one who is going to lead the Bears to their next Super Bowl?
In order to compete with the class of the NFC consistently, the Bears need a top-tier quarterback. I don’t think Glennon or Shaw meet that criteria. I’m higher on Glennon than most and think he could be a competent game manager in a run-heavy scheme, but I don’t think that’s enough to elevate the Bears out of the bottom half of the league on an annual basis.
The Bears have a unique opportunity this year, with their highest draft pick since 1972, to draft their choice of quarterback. There is a chance one of the quarterbacks will be gone, but it will most likely be Mitchell Trubisky, and not my top quarterback in this draft… Deshaun Watson.
When Bears GM Ryan Pace talks about what he looks for in a quarterback he always brings up Drew Brees and references his leadership, poise, and ability to make the players around him better. Does any quarterback in this draft match that description better than Deshaun Watson?