The Chicago Bears are now almost on the clock. With the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft in the books, we take a look at what positions are still filled with talent as teams head into the second round.
With the offseason moves Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears made this year, he set himself up nicely once again to pick the best player available. As much as I wanted him to land a top wide receiver at pick No. 43, the team still has the likes of Anthony Miller and Riley Ridley behind Allen Robinson. This does not take into account wide receiver talent that will be available in the second wave of free agency after the draft becomes final.
The offensive line is a need in most people’s opinion, but really the team could be happy with the additions of Germaine Ifedi and Jason Spriggs. Ifedi is likely to start at right guard and Spriggs could push either Charles Leno or Bobby Massie for playing time.
Others might say the team needs to draft a tight end or a quarterback early. I would be okay with them taking Jalen Hurts in the second round or even Jake Fromm on Day 3. A developmental quarterback late even would make me happy. The tight end class is not great in my opinion and I would not be happy with a second-round pick wasted on that position.
Honestly, if we look at the defensive side of the ball, two positions jump out at you as a need. Cornerback is one as the team is counting on Tre Roberson or Kevin Toliver to play opposite of Kyle Fuller. Safety is the other position as Deon Bush is likely the current starter next to Eddie Jackson. Bush is fine in small increments but I do not trust him for a full season.
With the way the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft finished, these four positions make the most sense based on talent for the Chicago Bears.