Chicago Bears: Ranking NFC North drafts through first three rounds

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I know none of you want to see this, but I am being unbiased here. Since we have plenty of insight on the Bears picks I am going to leave this short. Ryan Pace finds him below the Lions and Vikings for two reasons. First, he only had two chances at picking players unless he traded down. Second, his picks came much lower than the Lions and that leads to less talented players.

When you take into consideration the team has Khalil Mack, I am still very happy with the job Pace has done and elated he did not trade into the first round even though there were rumors he was trying to do so. Yeah, I know…awful if he did.

Pick No. 43 – Cole Kmet, TE – Notre Dame

The Cole Kmet pick was not my favorite, but he will be a player who sees plenty of action in 2020. He instantly takes over for Adam Shaheen who has to be out the door. In fact, with 10 tight ends on the roster, Shaheen has to be a lock to get a pink slip. More on the other tight ends later. Kmet is the best tight end prospect in the draft and Chicago Bears fans should be happy about that despite Pace taking him earlier than most would have liked.

Pick No. 50 – Jaylon Johnson, CB – Utah

Jaylon Johnson looks to become an absolute beast in the NFL. If he can stay healthy, he has the tools and aggressive nature to become a true lockdown corner. Remember yelling at Kyle Fuller for playing so far off the ball. Johnson cannot do that. He is a press corner who has to jam the receiver within the first five yards. Could Johnson become better than Fuller? If he does or is at least as good, the Chicago Bears could have one of the best corner duos in the NFL.

Overall Grade: B+