Chicago Bears 2020 NFL Draft Mock Draft 1.0

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. EDGE. Crimson Tide . Anfernee Jennings. 4. player. 829

While the Bears are likely to keep Leonard Floyd, the depth behind him is ugly, and extending Floyd is not quite on the table yet either. The Bears need to try to build some depth. While Anfernee Jennings may not have the highest ceiling, he brings Alabama pedigree and, at the least, could improve the depth of the group.

Here is on Jennings.

"“Stand-up 3-4 outside linebacker with an average rush, but good strength and technique at the point of attack. Jennings knows what it takes to win and plays assignment-oriented football using length and physicality to set hard edges. He plays with a tough field demeanor and can lay the lumber as a striker but is just an average athlete in space. His frame and toughness could make him an eventual starter as a run-thumping 3-4 OLB, but he needs more development as a rusher in order to reach his potential.”"

Jennings is a good scheme fit. He can play on his feet and would be a great run stuffer. If needed, he can drop into coverage, and while his bend and pass rush isn’t great, he is always a threat to rush off of the edge.

No, he is unlikely to have the upside to take over the starting edge rusher spot. However, with strong run defense and special teams, he can beat out names such as Aaron Lynch and Isaiah Irving. In the fourth round, that is all you are looking for.

Jennings is a great scheme fit, a great need fit, and in the fourth round, the talent matches the production of an average SEC edge defender.