Chicago Bears Draft: Could Ryan Pace double up by drafting this EDGE rusher?

Chicago Bears news is still coming in as more prospects are being revealed before the 2020 NFL Draft.

Another leaked player’s name has hit the twitter world. The Chicago Bears allegedly gave Marlon Davidson a top 30 visit before the closing of everything outbreak. Most will see this as a sign that the Bears are looking at the interior defense, which is possible since he listed at 6’3 303 pounds. However, Marlon Davidson’s NFL comparison is Vinny Curry, who was a 6’3 279-pound situational pass rusher.

Davidson played the interior and at the edge. He said to NFL media members that he prefers to play on the edge but is just fine playing inside as well. Davidson is already down to 293 pounds. With everything going on, he could quickly get down to 285 and play as a power rusher in certain situations.  The Chicago Bears have already used Roy Robertson-Harris as an edge rusher and interior as well. Robertson-Harris is listed at 6’7 291 pounds.

Davidson had a breakout senior season last year for the Auburn Tigers. This was the first year he moved outside for the Tigers. In 12 games, Davidson racked up 29 solo tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. During his four seasons at Auburn, Davidson finished with 28 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks.

The list now adds a hybrid rusher to the long list of edge defenders the Bears have scouted. The Chicago Bears and Ryan Pace are either doing their homework on what other teams might get when they select these players. Or they want to sure up the depth on the defensive front seven just in case of injury. Either way, the more top 40 players the Chicago Bears are linked to, the less likely it is looking that they move away from that number 43 overall selection.

The Chicago Bears are in win-now mode. Adding more depth at arguably the strongest position group is not a luxury. It is a must. The Philadelphia Eagles used this method when they drafted Derek Barnett in the first round of the 2017 draft despite still having Vinny Curry and Brandon Graham in the prime of their careers. The move helped propel the Eagles to a Super Bowl run in 2018 and another playoff run in 2019. A move like this could lead the Bears to 2020 glory.