The Chicago Bears are scheduled to make their first pick of this draft with the 87th pick, but what will they do with it?
The first round of the NFL Draft has been such an important part of being a Chicago Bears fan the last several years it seemed odd last night to have nothing to worry about.
Not only did the Bears not have a first round pick, but with no second round pick, there wasn’t even a hint of a chance that the Bears would be trading into the first round.
Of course, nobody is complaining about Khalil Mack, Anthony Miller or the 12-4 record that Matt Nagy led the Bears to, so the results of not having a first or second round pick in 2019 were extraordinarily positive.
But as of right now, the Bears have their first selection of the draft tonight. They select 87th overall which is a third round pick. There are plenty of options left on the board for Pace to consider.
With only one running back coming off the board in round 1, that means Pace could be in a position to move up in round three, or even potentially move one of his 2020 second round picks to move up into the second round if he loves a running back.
It’s also possible with running backs sliding, that Pace chooses to select a different position at 87 and wait to select a running back until his fourth or fifth round selection.
Pace never has a problem moving up, but he also never has a problem moving back. If Pace finds a trade partner, he almost certainly wouldn’t be opposed to moving back into round 4 and grabbing another 4th round pick along the way. Pace’s success in rounds 4 and 5 has been spectacular.
I spoke with draft analyst EJ Snyder from Windy City Gridiron on my podcast, and here is his short list of names that he would like the Bears to consider.
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