Chicago Bears very high on Denzel Ward and Quenton Nelson
Two players the Chicago Bears may have circled for the eighth overall pick is Denzel Ward and Quenton Nelson
The Chicago Bears are going to be in a prime position to trade down. All speculation is that four quarterbacks will be gone by the eight overall pick. This means that some teams may see the top overall non-quarterback on their board may be their at pick number eight. As Tony Pauline speculates, the Bears are looked as a team attempting to trade down. They are in prime position, Pauline writes, with two exceptions.
The team would be very interested in Denzel Ward and Quenton Nelson at that spot.
"The offer will have to be significant if either Nelson or Ward is available when the Bears are called to the clock, as the team is very high on both players."
The Quenton Nelson news is hardly news. The Chicago Bears offensive line coach was Nelson’s offensive line coach. Some view Nelson as an all-time guard prospect, and Harry Hiestand would absolutely know. The Bears let go of Josh Sitton and have a huge need at guard. Nelson is the perfect marriage.
Ward is a tougher sell but he makes a lot of sense. A but undersized, Ward makes up for it with athleticism that rivals former teammate Marshon Lattimore. While Lattimore is bigger, his rookie year success is definitely going to leave an impact on what Ward can do.
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Early in his career, Ward can play in the slot. Bryce Callahan is not currently signed, by the way. However, from there, he can begin to shift to the outside, and by the end of year three on Prince Amukamara’s deal, the team may have an elite outside threat better than Amukamara already.
As we head to the final days of the draft it appears as though the Bears options are lining up as Nelson, Ward, trade down.