Trey Lance – North Dakota (Projected 1st Round)
Without a full NCAAF season this year, it will be interesting to see how some of these quarterbacks rank heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. Outside of Justin Fields and Trevor Lawrence, the only other quarterback who is projected to go in the first round is Trey Lance.
Having Lance as a sure thing would be a mistake. Honestly, the Chicago Bears might end up passing on Lance for one reason alone — he might be a one-year starter like Mitch Trubisky. Does Ryan Pace (or future GM for those thinking he’s fired) have enough gusto to take another inexperienced quarterback? Maybe Lance will play some type of season in 2020 to help soften those concerns, but as of now, he is projected to be the third-best quarterback available anyway.
Lance did nothing but shine in his 2019 season. He finished the year with 28 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He also added another 14 scores on the ground. He had a phenomenal year, but let us not forget he plays for a smaller school in a weak Missouri Valley conference. Lance may be the sexy name right now, but his inexperience coupled with being in a weaker division could mean disaster for whoever selects him. That said, the upside is there too and worth a look for the Bears.