Chicago Bears 2018 NFL Draft Primer
By Usayd Koshul
When Chicago is officially on the clock, the Bears will be one of four teams in the top-ten that will not be targeting a quarterback. The biggest advantage of drafting a quarterback last year instead of this year is that the Bears now get a chance to land an impact player at another position at the expense of other teams. While teams are busy trading up and sacrificing draft capital, the Bears won’t have to do so and reap the rewards of a run on quarterbacks fairly early.
Due to teams like the Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, New York Jets, and potentially Denver Broncos, prospects could fall to the Bears without Ryan Pace having to trade up like he has in 2016 and 2017 to select Leonard Floyd and Mitchell Trubisky.
In the first-round, due to where the Bears are picking, two main players come to mind that would help out the Bears immediately. Two names to really know are Virginia Tech Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds and Notre Dame Offensive Guard Quenton Nelson.
Other options that are definitely worth taking a look at including Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith, N.C. State Defensive End Bradley Chubb, Alabama Defensive Back Minkah Fitzpatrick, and Ohio State Cornerback Denzel Ward.