Chicago Bears: Second-Round options Ryan Pace must consider

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Quarterback Unlikely

In order to get an idea of the players who may or may not be available when the Chicago Bears make their first selection at pick No. 43, I turned to the Draft Network’s mock draft simulator. For those wanting a quarterback, I ran the simulator multiple times and the best available quarterback for the Bears at No. 43 was Anthony Gordon. I love the idea of drafting Gordon, but not that early.

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The simulator has between four and five quarterbacks going in the first round alone. This was followed by another two to three in the second round before the Bears selection. We all know that these simulators are not an exact science and literally anything can happen in the draft. Remember Laremy Tunsil dropping? That said, I wanted to narrow down my “who will be there” list and thought this was a great starting point.

I will admit I had one simulation where Jake Fromm, Jacob Eason and Jalen Hurts were available at No. 43. This was intriguing to me and you can read about two of them here. Outside of quarterback, there are plenty of other positions of need. The Bears need to add at least one offensive lineman, they could use a new tight end and they will likely need to draft another corner.

Depending on who they are able to sign in free agency, they also need an inside linebacker, outside linebacker and safety. The only good thing about having so many needs is that drafting the best player available will likely fill a need too. Here are a few of the players that fans should keep an eye on at pick No. 43.