If the Chicago Bears had a do-over on the Kevin White pick, who would they take in the 2015 NFL Draft
It is easy to call Kevin White a bust now. However, that comes in retrospect of him going through multiple coaches and injuries. At the time, the Chicago Bears thought they were making the right decision. While there are no do-overs in life, in this post we are going to give the Bears one.
If the Chicago Bears had another pick at seventh overall who would be on the board and who would they take now, knowing what they know, of course, we are also going to give the five teams in front of them the chance to do over their picks, which may skew who is available.
This is a tough one because Winston has not necessarily lived up to expectations. Still, he is heading into year five with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; he is certainly not a bust. The fact of the matter is that while this was not a great pick, it was still the smart pick in retrospect.
This was not a great draft class overall. On top of that, there were only two quarterbacks from this class who have any semblance of NFL presence. Quarterback is easily the most valuable position in the NFL, and it comes with a need to take one any chance you get if you need one.
The development and pieces put around Winston can be questioned. Taking a player who had the upside to be the best quarterback in the class when you had a huge need at quarterback was the right pick.
This gets the same explanation. Has Mariota been great? No. Are injuries becoming a huge concern? Yes. Is he heading into year five with the same team that drafted him? Yes. When you add in the need Tennessee had at quarterback and the rarity in being able to find a quarterback, the gamble on Mariota was a smart one.
Again, the Titans should be questioning the fact that Mariota has never had an offensive coordinator for more than one season than they should be challenging the decision to draft Mariota.
The Jaguars drafted Dante Fowler with this pick. Fowler will be playing in the Super Bowl for the Los Angeles Rams. The Jaguars would like this one back. Still, they are going with the same idea. Build up Sacksonville. Instead of Fowler, that starts with Danielle Hunter.
Hunter is one of the premier pass rushers in the NFL for the Vikings. He has 40 sacks in four seasons. Coming out of LSU Hunter was extremely raw. He was a younger prospect and went into the NFL draft with 4.5 sacks at age 20.
Hunter was extremely raw and fell to the middle of round three. Now, the Bucs are likely wondering if they should have just taken him over, Winston.