Bears Mock Draft: Ryan Pace selects a quarterback and tight end in the second round

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In a recent FanSided mock draft, Ryan Pace selects a quarterback with the Chicago Bears first of two second-round draft picks. Pace then takes a tight end with the team’s second of two second-rounders.

The Chicago Bears are without a first-round pick in 2020. That did not stop a recent FanSided mock draft, which incorporates trades and goes two rounds, from drafting a quarterback early. Going through all of the picks made in this mock draft, the Chicago Bears and Ryan Pace were not a part of some of the big trades.

With little draft capital, it makes sense that Ryan Pace would finally hold on to some of his draft picks. Do not be surprised though if he becomes aggressive and packages deals to move up. Ideally, he should want to move down at some point, but I fully expect the team to draft a player at both the 43rd and 50th overall picks in 2020.

The ability to lock down two, top-50 players in any draft is important. Moving back too far could eliminate the opportunity to snag two future playmakers. In this mock draft, the hope here is that the quarterback taken at number 43 overall amounts to greatness. Honestly, I am not so certain, but I do love the guy’s upside.

The mock draft has the Chicago Bears taking Jacob Eason at number 43 overall. Eason has a huge arm. In fact, he might have the biggest arm in the 2020 draft. That said, having a big arm does not always account for performing well at the next level. Eason comes with some question marks, but I would be excited to see him in a Bears uniform. That said, I am not a fan of this pick or move for Pace this offseason. There are many other ways I would prefer this team to go.

The mock draft does not stop. At number 50, the Chicago Bears select a new tight end. Although the tight end is important and a huge need, I have lately been shying away from taking one this early in my own mock drafts. Personally, I hope they address the position in the offseason and then again on Day 3 of the draft. That said, in this mock draft the Bears select Adam Trautman out of Dayton.

Trautman’s draft status has increased exponentially since the Senior Bowl. Many analysts seem to like him more and more. He has risen on many draft boards and the Chicago Bears were reported to have spoken with him. Tying the team to him would make sense, but I do not buy it for a second. Pace likes to talk to guys and then draft ones you do not expect. I see that happening here too. Trautman did have a solid Senior Bowl performance though and could shake up the position.

If I am being honest, I love the idea of this mock draft but I am not a fan at all. Lately, I have been pushing for an EDGE rusher and a wide receiver. Specifically, I want the team to land Jalen Reagor and Terrell Lewis. I believe both become instant contributors and possibly even day-one starters.

Next. Pace must sign one of these quarterbacks. dark

What did you think of this mock draft? Are you happy they went in this direction since both areas are a big need? Would you prefer to see other names being called? Shout it out in the comments.