Chicago Bears: Second round mock draft that would save the offseason

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Chicago Bears, Grant Delpit
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Grant Delpit, SS – LSU

I am not going to lie. For anyone who knows me or follows me well enough would know that I was very tempted to hit the Jalen Reagor button immediately. To be honest, as I write this, I am still not certain I would take Grant Delpit over Reagor. Reagor would be an absolute game-changer on offense. He would bring a dynamic to the receiving corps that the current unit does not possess.

If Pace were to be in love with Reagor as much as I am, he would easily call that in or speak into a Zoom call (however the draft is being done this year). For anyone wanting to complain about adding another wide receiver, my response is, get over it. Reagor is not going to be just another receiver, he is going to help open up a team’s offense.

Now that I am done swooning over Reagor, let us move on. Seeing Delpit still on the draft board was shocking to me. Like Reagor, Delpit would be a first-round talent that dropped into the second round. When I saw Delpit sitting there for the first time in my mock drafts, I could not help myself and went with the rookie safety. My thought process was that the draft is littered with wide receivers this year. Not many I like more than Reagor, but safety is a much weaker class in comparison.

Delpit was a four-star recruit out of high school and ended up playing for the LSU Tigers. He would make a fantastic fit next to Eddie Jackson and projects more as a strong safety but has the versatility to play both safety positions. Delpit excels at blitzing and I can hear Chuck Pagano’s mouth salivating. He has a great football mind and is rarely out of position. When he is, he has the ability to get back into position.

During his three years at LSU, Delpit racked up 120 solo tackles, seven sacks, eight interceptions and two forced fumbles. Despite his size (6’3″ and 203lbs) he has developed a reputation as a poor tackler and that is why he is possibly dropping this far, but he has too much talent to not draft him here at No. 43.