Chicago Bears: Second-Round options Ryan Pace must consider

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Pick No. 50

Any of the names previously mentioned would be an option here at No. 50 if they drop. I ended up taking Cole Kmet in my mock draft. Both Lucas Niang and Prince Tega Wanogho went between No. 43 and No. 50. If the Bears decided to take one of them over Cole Kmet, they could have looked to draft a different tight end here at No. 50. The Bears could have taken one of the EDGE rushers too.

Terrell Lewis might have been an option. He went off the board though at No. 48. Two other EDGE rushers went here too. Julian Okwara from Notre Dame went at No. 44 and Curtis Weaver from Boise State went at No. 49. I like Lewis the most from these three and could have been another guy to consider at No. 43. The Chicago Bears offseason will dictate what position they focus on.

With tight end locked up with Kmet, I would be drafting Solomon Kindley here at No. 50. However, there are a few other options the Bears could pursue. First of all, Jalen Hurts is available. Does Ryan Pace roll the dice on him here? I am not doing that, but he is still someone that needs to be considered.

846. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. TE. HunterBryant. player. Washington. 1

If the Bears did not take Kmet at No. 43 and he did not fall to No. 50, Hunter Bryant could be an option. Bryant is a different type of tight end than Kmet though. He projects as a dynamic receiving tight end in the NFL but is not someone who can be used as an inline tight end. Bryant would be more like Evan Engram than Travis Kelce. I am not sure he’d make a great fit for Matt Nagy, but he would be a more explosive weapon than their current tight ends.

CB. DamonArnette. 812. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Ohio State. 3. player

With the Chicago Bears corner position up in the air right now, they might decide to move on from Prince Amukamara as a cap casualty and draft his replacement. Damon Arnette could be that guy. He has ideal size at 6’0″ and 195lbs. He prefers press coverage and playing man versus zone. That could be the ideal opposite of Kyle Fuller.

Arnette is not going to bring a bunch of interceptions to the defense, however, he is going to let up the big play often. He has good instincts and knows when to pass off his coverage. This could play off well with Eddie Jackson and whoever they bring in to replace Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

DL. LSU. 90. player. 817. Scouting Report. RashardLawrence. Pick Analysis

Another option for the Chicago Bears could be adding another starter opposite of Akiem Hicks on the defensive line. Rashard Lawrence is a top prospect coming out of LSU. In his junior season, Lawrence racked up 10 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. He also added four sacks. He played more a defensive end position that season.

His senior year he played more inside but still finished with five tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. Lawrence stands 6’2″ and 308lbs. He has the versatility to play inside too if Eddie Goldman goes down or they play certain sub-packages. Lawrence has a great first step and a high motor. He would fit in nicely on the Chicago Bears defense.

Notable Mentions

Donovan Peoples-Jones – Michigan, WR
K.J. Hamler – Penn State, WR
Ashtyn Davis – California, S
Jeff Gladney – TCU, CB
Josh Jones – Houston, OT
Calvin Throckmorton – Oregon, OT
Darryl Williams – Mississipi State, OG

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If I was Ryan Pace I am taking Cole Kmet and Solomon Kindley if the 2020 NFL Draft falls in line like the mock draft did on the Draft Network. Quarterback could be an option too, but I am sticking with Trubisky and drafting another quarterback in the later rounds.