Chicago Bears: College players to keep an eye on for 2021 (Part 1)

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The Chicago Bears prospect list to watch in 2021.

I have talked a lot about the Chicago Bears and what they have and could become, but my heart lies with the offseason. This article is part one of many to come if you want to stay in touch with what college prospects the Chicago Bears fans should be watching and keeping an eye on for the next offseason.

There are no guarantees that all of the players will declare for the NFL draft, and some might shoot up draft boards as the college season progresses (if it happens) while some will fall. I had Joe Burrow in mind for the Chicago Bears this time last season as a sleeper due to what he could become.

I figured Tua Tagovailoa was a favorite for the first overall selection had his injury not occurred. It is crazy how a season can change the outcome of a player each year. With that said, I will be keeping Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields off the list because if those two players stay on track, they should find themselves within the top three overall selections next April.

The next player I will leave off this list is Penei Sewell, Offensive Tackle from the University of Oregon. Listed at 6’6 330 pounds, this kid was an animal last year. If he plays even remotely close to what he did last year, he will be a clear favorite to be drafted in the top five next April. Also, he won the Outland Trophy last season.