Chicago Bears: Second-Round options Ryan Pace must consider

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The Chicago Bears do not have a first-round pick in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft, however, they do have two picks in the second round. Here are some names to keep an eye on this offseason.

The Chicago Bears found themselves 8-8 to end the season. The team took us fans on a roller coaster as they started out losing to their rivals the Packers in Week 1 but then rattled off three straight wins. This was followed up by four more losses, including losses to the Raiders and Chargers that were easily within their grasp of winning. The season continued in this fashion with many ups and downs.

Fans should be able to take some solace in the way the team stuck together, even when things were tough. This shows signs of a strong leadership team among the coaches and players. Look at what took place in Cleveland as a reference point on how a team should not function when times are rough.

Sticking together is great and all, but if you miss the playoffs the season is essentially lost. Watching this team this year, one could see some glaring holes that need to be addressed. The offensive line, tight ends and quarterback took the biggest steps backward. With the number of drops that took place this season, one could argue the wide receivers regressed too.

The defensive side of the ball looked more pristine but with contracts expiring and players becoming unrestricted free agents, even the defense has some holes to fill. The team will need a second cornerback in 2020 or they will need to at least restructure Prince Amukamara‘s deal. Inside linebacker and outside linebacker needs to be addressed too.

With all of these holes and somewhat tight pocketbook, Ryan Pace will need to hit on a few guys in the draft this year. Most importantly, since the team does not own a first-round pick, Pace needs to hit on both of his second-rounders. The Bears cannot have another Adam Shaheen situation on their hands this offseason if they plan on competing to win the division in 2020.

In no particular order, here are some of the names and positions that Ryan Pace should consider if available when the Chicago Bears pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.