The Chicago Bears like Deshaun Watson. But if they don’t take him at 3, the Jacksonville Jaguars might just jump on him.
Most seasons, the first few picks of the NFL Draft are slam dunks. This season however, nobody seems to have any idea what’s going on. The only thing everyone knew was that Myles Garrett was going to go first to the Cleveland Browns, but now that’s not even a sure thing. Adam Schefter has reported earlier today that the Browns are strongly considering taking Mitchell Trubisky with the first overall pick.
But this article is about Deshaun Watson. We know the Bears like Watson. Ryan Pace’s ideal situation would probably be to trade down with Cleveland to 12 and take Watson at that point, but if the Bears have their hearts set on Watson, they may have to change that thinking as a possibility.
The amount of information (and misinformation) that comes out around the draft will make your head spin. It wouldn’t be a shock if Tom Coughlin comes in and wants to change gears at QB and bring in his own guy. Doug Marrone has been there, and if he doesn’t have faith in Blake Bortles, that will persuade Coughlin even more.
Then again, the Jaguars know the Bears are interested in Watson, so if they put out some fake interest in Watson, that could force the Bears hand to take him and open up more choices (perhaps Jamal Adams) for them to take with the fourth pick.
Either way, this is the type of information that the Bears have to monitor closely. Taking Watson at three seems to be a mistake, but if Pace has made up his mind on Watson being his future QB, if he originally wanted to trade down and take Watson later in the first round, that may not be an option.
As we continue to get closer to the Bears pick which should be around 7:25 CT tonight, the night only continues to get more intriguing.