The Chicago Bears cannot give up more draft capital
We all know Ryan Pace loves to use draft picks to move up and get “his” guy — even if that guy is not always the best option. I love his gumption but at some point, he needs to slow down. The Bears will have a first-round pick for the first time since 2017. In 2018, the team sent two firsts to Oakland for Khalil Mack — a deal that honestly was fantastic even if it has not led to a Super Bowl appearance.
Heading into 2021, the team has its first, second, third, fifth and sixth-round picks. Pace traded away the team’s 2021 fourth-round pick to move up into the fifth round of 2020 NFL Draft to select Trevis Gipson. Gipson had a fourth-round grade by many and this move is reminiscent of when he traded a future second-round pick to select Anthony Miller.
Although David Njoku would not cost a first or even a second-round pick, the Browns would likely expect at least a third-rounder for him. The Browns would for sure not move him for anything less than a fourth-round pick — a pick the Bears do not even have for 2021. No, the Bears should not trade away any draft capital for a player like Njoku. Instead, the team should ride it out with the players already on the 2020 roster. This brings us to reason number two.