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

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Chicago Bears, Matt Hennessy
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Matt Hennessy, IOL – Temple

This pick was much more difficult. The Chicago Bears can use upgrades at many different positions. Some solid prospects were on the board here and it was difficult to decide who to take or what direction to go in. I broke down and took a safer pick here in Matt Hennessy.

Before I dive into why Hennessy was the right pick here, I will have to mention a few other names that crossed my mind. First and foremost, I was strongly considering a quarterback. The addition of Nick Foles does not excite me that much and this quarterback draft class is fairly deep. Jacob Eason, Jalen Hurts and Jake Fromm were all available. I was definitely tempted to pull the trigger.

Laviska Shenault, Jr. and Bradon Aiyuk were the top wide receivers left. I am intrigued by Aiuyk, but not enough to take him over what is most arguably the biggest hole on the Chicago Bears roster right now. Unless Alex Bars is the answer (he might be), the offensive line is the biggest area of need — specifically the right guard spot.

Hennessy was a bit of a reach considering the other talent left at other positions, but I do not hate taking him at No. 50. He is not the most powerful guy out there, but he uses technique to help him win matchups. He has solid mobility and excellent hand placement. He can pick up blitz packages well and is rarely out of position with his assignments. He will be a better fit in a zone-blocking scheme, which is what Matt Nagy seems to prefer. Hennessy just made too much sense here.

Next. Evaluating Ryan Pace's Decisions. dark

Without having another pick until the fifth round, Ryan Pace would be smart to try and move back a bit and grab another pick in the third or fourth round. Moving down in the second should still allow the Bears an opportunity to grab Hennessy. As someone who has been preaching for a wide receiver and EDGE (before the Robert Quinn signing) with the first two picks, I would be very happy with these first two picks instead.