These are five running backs the Chicago Bears will be considering with their mid-round draft picks
With the Chicago Bears not set to pick until 87th overall, it is tough to find potential options or them to draft. It only takes one, and there will be 86 “ones” that will be gone before the Bears have a chance.
Earlier in the week we noted five backs that the Bears will hope to see on the board at 87, but history shows us about seven running backs will be gone by the Bears draft pick. With that in mind, these are five running backs that will typically be around in that area where the Bears should absolutely have a chance at 87, and may also have a chance in the fourth or fifth round at the latest.
Who are the mid-round backs that the Bears should be targeting if their top option is gone?
5. Rodney Anderson
It will be fascinating to see when Rodney Anderson gets drafted. When he is healthy, he is being compared to the likes of Josh Jacobs, Miles Sanders, and the rest of the group who likely will be gone by pick 87.
Anderson is a 220-pound big play hitter with receiving ability. However, he is also a runner who has suffered season-ending injuries in three of his last four seasons. Is this bad luck, and there is potential for the Chicago Bears to find a steal here, or is this an injury-prone back who cannot hold up in the NFL?
Does the lack of carries mean he has a longer shelf life in the NFL or is less durable due to these issues? In the fourth or fifth round, the Bears might be willing to find out