Chicago Bears Draft Scout: Will Hernandez
Fit for Chicago Bears
Some think Hernandez will rise into the first round with a strong combine. That may be true, but it would be tough to argue that multiple guard sneaks into the first round of any NFL draft. It is a more rare occurrence than not due to the positional value.
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So, a debate that could be worth discussing in Chicago as we lead into the NFL draft is whether Quenton Nelson at pick eight or Hernandez in the second round is a better value. We know Nelson is a better prospect, he might be the best prospect in the NFL draft. However, how much is the top guard in a particular draft worth? Bradley Chubb is more valuable, even if Nelson grades out higher.
This makes Hernandez an excellent consolation prize, and a future fit to fill in for either the oft-injured Kyle Long or the aging Josh Sitton. It will depend on how the board breaks, but Will Hernandez could be a better draft fit with the Chicago Bears than Quenton Nelson.