Chicago Bears: Way too early seven-round 2020 mock draft

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Picks No. 176, 180 and 210

Well, we are now rounding out the last of the 2020 NFL Draft. Right now, I am in love with Draft No. 1 and would be ecstatic if Ryan Pace could replicate something similar. Things can change though between now and April.

Draft No. 1

Geno Stone – Iowa, S (176)

Similarly to my taking Blackmon in the other draft, I had to turn my focus here on defense. The first four picks were all offensive picks, but also the best player available at the time in my opinion. With the 176th pick I drafted Geno Stone out of Iowa.

Stone has decent size at 5’10 and 210lbs. He is also projecting to be a strong safety in the NFL. Stone is a great tackler and takes good angles when in pursuit. He filled in nicely after the Hawkeyes lost Amani Hooker to the NFL last season. Stone is not the most athletic, but he makes up for it with his football intelligence and high motor.

Lamical Perine – Florida, RB (180)

With the Chicago Bears first pick in the seventh round, I took Lamical Perine. Perine would make a great fit on this team with David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen. Perine does not project to be anything more than a backup running back, but his power running game would compliment Montgomery and Cohen perfectly.

McTelvin Agim – Arkansas, DL (210)

The Bears need some help on the defensive line. They struggled with depth in 2019. McTelvin Agim was a five-star recruit coming out of college but never lived up to those expectations. Agim at this point in the draft would be fantastic. Agim has the pass-rush ability to be disruptive in his rookie season. Not likely a starter on day one, but could develop into one. Love the upside here.

Draft No. 2

Cole McDonald – Hawaii, QB (176)

Ryan Pace may not follow through with his idea of drafting a quarterback every year, but I sure as hell am going to do it. Taking a flier on Cole McDonald here is a no-brainer. McDonald has combined for 69 passing touchdowns and 8,010 yards over his last two seasons. He plays in a high-powered offense that helps pad his stats, but even still his numbers are impressive.

McDonald is very inconsistent and makes some awful decisions at times, but as a sixth-round developmental player, I had to take a shot on him. He has one of the strongest arms in the draft. McDonald showed progress from his 2018 season to his 2019 season and if the Bears could lock him up that would be fantastic for both parties.

Nate Landman – Colorado, LB (180)

Here is another depth move on defense. Nate Landman is nicknamed “The Hammer” for his hard-hitting. You know that fans in Chicago are going to love that. Landman could end up being a special team standout who could potentially backup the second-string inside linebackers. He is projected to be more an inside MIKE, but he could play a similar role in the Bears 3-4 defense.

Luke Farrell – Ohio State, TE (210)

Since I skipped out on the tight end position in the second round, the tight end position dried up quickly as I waited for the fifth round to start. None of the other tight ends in the fifth or sixth round stood out to me. This is why I am now grabbing Luke Farrell. Farrell is mostly a blocking tight end who can catch check-down passes off the line of scrimmage. With Trey Burton hopefully returning healthy, Farrell would be just a complimentary piece who saw limited snaps.

Next. Blueprint for Bears 2020 playoff run. dark

Well, that is all she wrote on this one. I am excited to see how the offseason plays out for the Chicago Bears. Although sad they did not make the playoffs, this team is not that far off.