Chicago Bears Seven Round Mock Draft 1.0
Today, Bear Goggles On Site-Expert Parker Hurley unveils his Chicago Bears mock draft 1.0
Now that free agency has officially dwindled down, and the NFL combine has been completed, there is little to learn about these teams between now and the NFL draft. Even moves made at this point will unlikely sway draft needs. With that said, it is now a good time to explore some seven-round mock drafts for the Chicago Bears. Over the coming weeks, a variety of mocks will be unveiled exploring a variety of scenarios. The idea is to create player discussion. I am using fanspeak.com to conduct the mock draft and will use different rankings for each version. For our first mock, we use Matt Miller of Bleacher Report.
The way that the board broke in this draft leaves Nelson as the top player available at the time of selection. Heck, if Quenton Nelson is on the board by the time the team picks, he should always be the best player available.
I personally have Nelson regarded as the top player in this draft class. There is no prospect safer, and that includes Saquon Barkley and all of the quarterbacks. His ceiling is as high as any of those prospects, and he comes in with a starting skill set on day one. There are few holes to poke in his personal background, and little reason to see him being anything less than a serviceable starter as a floor. Yes, he is so good that if he becomes an average NFL starter, it could look like a bust to some. At pick eight, and at a position of need with the release of Josh Sitton, this should be a no-brainer.