Chicago Bears 2020 NFL Draft Profile: Could Cole McDonald Be A Late-Round Gem?

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Could Cole McDonald be a late-round gem for the Chicago Bears during the 2020 NFL Draft?

Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears have a lot of options if they decide to address the quarterback position in the NFL Draft.

Seeing that they don’t have a first-round pick or a third-round pick, I’m expecting them to possibly select a quarterback in the late rounds. They could look into Jake Fromm who recently declared for the NFL Draft, or they can look into Anthony Gordon, which a lot of Bears’ fans including myself really like and would love to see Gordon in blue and orange.

Yet another quarterback came available for the Bears during the draft. The Quarterback out of Hawaii, Cole McDonald who recently declared for the 2020 NFL Draft.

If Pace and the Bears’ decided to use their first two picks in the second round on offensive linemen and then in the fourth round, McDonald is sitting there, do the Bears take him? How would you feel if the Bears selected McDonald in the fourth round?

McDonald has the prototypical size to play QB at 6-foot-4 and weighing in at 220 pounds. He threw for 4,135 yards with 33 passing touchdowns and 14 interceptions during the 2019 season at the University of Hawaii.


He is listed at 6’4, so he has good size to be an NFL quarterback.

He has an above-average arm, and his deep ball is very impressive.

He seems to be more comfortable in the pocket, keeps his eyes downfield.


His footwork and mechanics need to be worked on because he does get sloppy at times.

He needs to learn how to work under center because he worked in the shotgun formation a lot.

Fit with Bears

Ryan Pace needs to bring in someone who can compete with Mitchell Trubisky and I think that’s McDonald. McDonald is also someone who can even take over the starting job.

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Just to think that the Bears have so many options at the quarterback position if they choose to address it during the draft, and to think that someone like McDonald could be available in the fourth round. I personally think McDonald has the arm-strength like Patrick Mahomes. Could McDonald be another “Patrick Mahomes”?