The Chicago Bears make two trades. One trade down early in the second round and one trade up in the fifth round for a conviction player who might have fallen to them. Who knows. The first selection is Ashtyn Davis, safety out of California. Taking Davis will provide immediate competition with Deon Bush. The cornerbacks will be left to who is already on the team. Who knows, the Bears could still sign Prince Amukamara back on a cheap one year deal.
Marlon Davidson is brought in next to shore up the depth on the defensive line. While adding talent to the offensive line is essential, the defensive line is part of the trench warfare as well. Akiem Hicks getting hurt last year slowed down that entire front seven. This leads me to believe they need another Akiem Hicks. What happens if he gets hurt again? What would happen if the Bears have two Hicks?
J.k. Dobbins fell because NFL teams don’t value running backs. I tried to stay away from running backs myself, but the talent is talent. And teams just should not pass up on talent when it is available for the plucking.
Bradlee Anae and my other favorite round three edge rushers were falling into the middle of Day 3. I could not stand for that and needed to add some depth to the edge defenders as well. Why not an offensive lineman? Well, if you are not of ok with Germain Ifedi starting at guard, why should you be ok with Barkevious Mingo being edge rusher number three?
That is one injury away from starting. Plus, the two top edge rushers can’t play all game. They need a break. Why not have a top talent who fell become that guy?
With only six draft picks remaining, this next pick needs to be on a developmental draft prospect. Cameron Clark provides the Bears to kill two birds with one stone. They can train another guard/tackle prospect along with Coward, Bars, and Ifedi. May the best man win.
And lastly, Trevis Gibson. He is just a raw talent athlete, much like last year’s seventh-round pick Stephen Denmark. It’s a long shot, but if he figures out moves, he could be a better option as the third edge defender than even Anae. Imagine that.