Chicago Bears: What Daniel Jeremiah’s recent 2020 NFL mock draft means for Ryan Pace

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Four Quarterbacks Gone

Everyone who is pounding the table and screaming for Mitchell Trubisky to be cut from this team is in for a rude awakening. He is not going anywhere and he should not be going anywhere. For those of you standing on your soapbox who know Trubisky is here to stay in 2020, but want the team to spend a second-round pick on a quarterback anyway, you are somewhat in luck here.

Daniel Jeremiah has four quarterbacks going in the first round. In fact, all four are gone within the top 15 picks. Wait, but I said those who want a quarterback are in luck. Well, the thing is, some mock drafts have had as many as seven quarterbacks go before the Bears first selection at number 43. At least here there are some names worth looking into still on the board.

Joe Burrow is obviously going number one. He then has Tua Tagovailoa going to the Dolphins with the fifth-overall selection. Up next, Jeremiah has the Colts replacing Jacoby Brissett at number 13. In a somewhat surprising pick, they take Jordan Love. Love would not have been my third choice at quarterback. I view him as a very late first or early second-round pick.

Finally, with the 14th overall selection, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers move on from Jameis Winston and replace him with Justin Herbert. With Herbert now off the board, Jeremiah does not select another quarterback throughout the back half of his mock. This means that the Chicago Bears might be able to snag a top quarterback prospect with their 43rd overall pick.

Three names on the draft board who are worthy enough of a second-round selection are Jacob Eason, Jake Fromm and Jalen Hurts. If I was Ryan Pace I am passing on one of these three and looking to add a guy like Anthony Gordan a few rounds later. Instead, I would be looking at the best player available at offensive line, tight end, EDGE and wide receiver. Let us dive into the offensive skills position to see who might be available.