59th Overall Pick: Marlon Davidson, Defensive End – Auburn
Now, I get why some would be mad. Why would the Chicago Bears grab a defensive end instead of a tackle that could push Bobbie Massie or Charles Leno? I still don’t know what the medical check is on Tega Wanogho. He is a developing player while Davidson is ready to go.
Will the Chicago Bears go into the season with the Bilal Nichols not having any competition. While Nichols was a good find in the fifth round, he has yet to play in a full season. Depth behind him is Abdullah Anderson, who has shown some signs of playing well. Roy-Robertson Harris also signed his tenure yesterday.
The thing is, sometimes we just need to be honest with ourselves and our self-evaluations. What do the Chicago Bears have on the interior behind Akiem Hicks as far as a pass rusher goes? Marlon Davidson could potentially answer that question.
The Seattle Seahawks acquired the 64th overall section from the Kansas City Chiefs. That was now also spent on Shenault. While the Bears don’t have a first-round pick this year, they turned the Khalil Mack trade into Marlon Davidson and…
64th Overall Pick: J.K. Dobbins, Running back – Ohio State.
The Chicago Bears would have a funny laugh at this. The Las Vegas Raiders selected running back Josh Jacobs from Alabama with the Chicago Bears draft pick and whoever the Raiders take in the first round this year.
The Bears would turn the Raiders pick into an interior pass rusher and a running back. Now the picks that went between the Bears 64th and 59th selection were Akeem Davis-Gaither, Prince Tega Wanogho, Donovan People-Jones, and Jonathan Taylor. Had Dobbins been selected, I would have had the choices between cornerbacks Damon Arnette and Noah Igbinoghene.
Willie Gay Jr was on the board with Jalen Hurts, but they seemed like some wild cards. Jacob Eason would have been the gamble pick, but drafting a third quarterback that would be here for developmental purposes in the second round just did not seem right.
Although, if he was available, I would have likely selected wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr who was the last receiver of that tier left. Something about pairing him with Allen Robinson just seems excellent. A lot of people confuse the value of running backs. Yes, they are dependent on a lot of things, but they are still valuable on rookie contracts. Extending them is the risky part. I do think the running back markets are going to come back as linebackers become smaller and smaller.