These are the five running backs that Chicago Bears will want to have fall to them in the third round
This post is going to get a lot of comments saying that these running backs will not be there for the Chicago Bears pick. Based on recent draft history somewhere between 7-8 running backs will be taken in the first 86 picks.
Most of these five running backs will be gone before the Chicago Bears even get to pick. However, that also means that just one or two teams need to jump on someone ahead of these five, and all of the sudden they start to slip.
So, without getting into the “he will never be there” talk, these are the five best running backs in the draft who fit the Bears needs. If, for any reason, any of these five running backs drop to pick 87, the Bears should make the pick.
These are the five players Bears fans will root for a draft fall.
5. David Montgomery
If David Montgomery were sitting there at pick 87, the Chicago Bears would be hard pressed to say no.
Montgomery is a solid overall running back, as highlighted in our drat profile here. He is a player who could fall because while he is good at everything, some may not think he is great at anything either.
At the very worst, Montgomery is a pass catching version of Jordan Howard. Montgomery has good vision, contact balance, and the ability to work with the ball in his hands.
He does not have deep speed, but neither does Jordan Howard. However, he is not afraid to finish runs, as shown in the play below.
Below is his combine mockdraftable web. It fills out based out where he compared to his peers. Montgomery was not a player who was not going to “win the combine,” as some might put it.
David Montgomery does not have break away speed, and did not test well at the combine in any areas. He also has a heavy workload. With that said, if these factors have Montgomery sitting there at 87, how do the Bears say no?